Sudan Archives has released a gorgeous new song, “Confessions,” in anticipation of her debut album dropping later this year.
As you’d expect from the talented violinist/vocalist, “Confessions” boasts some lush string work, whether it’s the swells that herald its beginning or the hypnotic motif that the composition centers on. The single was co-written and -produced by her Stones Throw labelmate Wilma Archer (one-half of the hip hop duo Wilma Vritra), and according to a press statement, “details a crisis of conscience.”
“There is a place that I call home / But it’s not where I am welcome / And if I saw all the angels / Why is my presence so painful?” the musician—real name Brittney Parks—sings on the soaring pre-chorus.
Sudan Archives’ forthcoming debut album follows two EPs: her 2017 eponymous project and 2018’s Sink. While you wait for more details on the record, listen to “Confessions” here: