ANKHOR OUT MAY 5TH ON SONAR KOLLEKTIV
It was a long wait, but with her new album Ankhor, Belgian soul talent Liz Aku has proven once again that music is a calling rather than a profession. Honed and refined by years of collaboration with the best artists Belgium’s music scene has to offer, Liz Aku’s sound is the result of a journey. The first leg of it was spent working with musicians such as Ozark Henry, Sweet Coffee and DeLaVega, and resulted in the solo debut Me, Versatile Me.
Taken in by Berlin music label Sonar Kollektiv, known among other things for Jazzanova and Fat Freddy's Drop, a new chapter started to unfold. Searching for guidance in the production of her album, gut feeling next led her to the renowned Mara TK. This Electric Wire Hustle front man immediately recognized her talent and helped her find a more mature sound in faraway New Zealand. What can we say, sometimes you have to cross half the world to find yourself… Expect collabs with Chief & Deheb, Maximoe, Zulu Moon, Bart Maris, Lander Gyselinck and Potatohead People.
“With real confidence and a brave outlook in times of unrest, this album is an assertive musical statement and new bench mark for modern soul music that fans of greats like Jill Scott and Fatima are sure to love.”
“The two beat makers Chief and Deheb from Lausanne provide the groundworks for a modern soul two-stepper, coming to perfection with Madame Aku's mesmerizing tonsils and attracting the tag “future classic” along the way. “Slowly” is a song full of groove, sexiness, optimism and poppy catchiness.”
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