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Get to Know: Rina Mushonga‘s ‘Bullets’ is Bang On Target

SOUNDS LIKE:
A guitar-wielding singer/songwriter from Zimbabwe, will easily draw a Tracy Chapman comparison. Truthfully, there are even more influences in Rina Mushonga’s powerful and richly textured voice – I’m getting some Sia and a bit of Billie Holiday.

THE LOWDOWN:

The ambitious crowdfunding initiative Africa Unsigned launched the Dutch Zimbo singer, who used the funds she acquired to pull off a European tour, of which her critically acclaimed All My Ships was one outcome.

Her debut album, The Wild, The Wilderness, saw her collaborate with multi-platinum and Mercury-nominated British producer Chris Bond, while a remix of her hit single EasternHighlands by sought-after producer Joris Voorn was met with critical and popular acclaim.

THE VERDICT:

This EP never misses the mark, armed with round after round of African inflected synth-pop and soulful, searching electronic ballads.

THE TAKE-AWAY:
Listen to just-released Bullets on PIAS Recordings (home of Ghost Poet, Agnes Obel, Roisin Murphy among others)

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