VanJess Release “Cool Off The Rain” Ft. Neo-Soul Mainstay Ari Lennox
(New York, NY): Today, Nigerian sister duo VanJess release retro-soul track “Cool Off the Rain,” joining forces with Dreamville signee Ari Lennox. Building over jazzy beats into infectious hooks and smooth R&B flavor, the emotive track is a lush display of the sister’s vocal prowess.
Listen to “Cool Off The Rain” here: http://smarturl.it/COTRRemix
Signed to Keep Cool (Normani, Lucky Daye, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib), the girls contributed shimmering vocals on Xavier Ömar and Sango‘s new album and Kaytranada‘s latest single “DYSFUNCTIONAL,” opened for TrapHouseJazz King Masego on his 2018 North American ‘Lady, Lady’ tour, performed on SNL with Khalid and played a Soulection Los Angeles Residency show last month.
VanJess’ debut record ‘Silk Canvas’ was praised by Pitchfork for its “captivating fusion of 90’s R&B with contemporary electronic touches.” The record boasts features from some of the genre’s finest contemporaries from more established acts like Masego and GoldLink to exciting newcomers LEIKELI47, Berhana & Little Simz. The sisters’ collaborations and sultry, crooning vocals prove they are a “two-piece cultivating their own strand of R&B” (Vogue).
Growing up between Lagos, Nigeria and California, VanJess have brought an entirely new take to contemporary R&B, one that pays tribute to ’90s greats like TLC, SWV, and Aaliyah, while instinctually inciting an inimitable style. The sisters cut their teeth online with a string of viral covers, bursting onto the scene with their self-released debut album, ‘Silk Canvas,’ last summer. The album was a definitive R&B statement, a smooth, seductive record establishing the sisters as ones to watch, to take the R&B world by storm.