Sudan Archives is a singer, songwriter, producer, and violinist. She grew up in Cincinnati earlier than shifting to LA. Her music has been referred to as “viscerally attractive” by The Guardian, and “gorgeous” by Pitchfork, who gave her in ‘Greatest New Music.’ This yr, she’s releasing her second album, and one of many tracks on it’s “Egocentric Soul.” She advised me the concept for this track began when she requested her boyfriend, James (who’s the rapper Nocando) to shave her head. Slicing off her hair made her mirror on her entire hair story, from experiences she had as a child, to the cultural and racial points which have traditionally surrounded Black girls’s hair.
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Illustration by Carlos Lerma.