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The Indie Artist You Need to Listen to This Month: Francine Thirteen

We talk to the American artist about her latest release, "The Kingmaker."

This series features the most exciting independent and alternative artists from Africa and its diaspora. Black artists are complex and multidisciplinary. Every month, we'll introduce the hottest, boldest musicians out there that you need to listen to.

"They may not understand how you drown and resurrect with flames in either hand. They may not know that you are evidence of things not seen. They won't know that an inch of victory for you in public meant miles and miles behind closed doors," Francine Thirteen writes to a fan.

As a self proclaimed witch, she makes what she calls 'Ritual Pop' music, a fusion of very experimental forms of R&B, pop and ambient music with archetypes and mysticism. Her music is ever evolving and her performances feel like rituals with strong ceremonial components.

Francine Thirteen now releasing her latest single, "The Kingmaker." We caught up with her below.

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