Re-Upped

Listen to anaiis’ “ultraviolet, counts”: Re-Upped

By Cheyenne Watson on

Welcome to Re-Upped, Audiomack’s new editorial series dedicated to spotlighting the best and hottest new songs across genres and across the globe. For a playlist of all Re-Upped selections, click here. Enjoy the vibes.

anaiis — “ultraviolet, counts”

anaiis’ music is the door to her spirit. Unravelling themes of duality and transcendence across her discography—most recently on her stunning debut released September 10, this is no longer a dream—the French-Sengalese artist channels her intercontinental upbringing to add evocative layers of vulnerability and a diasporic vantage point to the alternative R&B canon.

this is no longer a dream standout “ultraviolet, counts” invites listeners to bear witness to the undoing of anaiis’ ego. “Martyrdom is for cowards,” she warbles across Joshua Grant and Luigie Nuñez’s arresting percussion. In her poised tone, we are assured there is no death in the singer’s world, only rebirth.

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