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Watch Ego Ella May's Dreamy Music Video for 'Give a Little'

The rising British-Nigerian singer is set to release her debut album 'Honey For Wounds' later this month.

Rising British-Nigerian singer Ego Ella May shares a new music video for her single "Give a Little."

The song is an ethereal anthem that highlights the singer's crisp, jazz-inflected vocals, produced by Eun and Melo-Zed. The music video, directed by Natalie Wilson is equally dreamy, as it subtly highlights Black beauty, joy and camaraderie.

May is set to release her debut album Honey For Wounds on June 26, which the artist described as "music to heal to" in a press release.


The album is further described as "a soul-tingling blend of Jazz, R&B and Neo Soul vocal musicality. Incredibly honest self-penned, personal and observational lyrics are laced with tales of self-healing, protest, love and loss, global issues and more." It's the follow-up to her 2019 anthology of previously released tracks So Far.

Speaking on the motivations behind her songwriting, the singer says: "It's so easy to lie to yourself and others, so I really admire people who have the audacity to be truthful."

Watch the music video for May's "Give a Little" below and pre-save Honey For Wounds here.

Ego Ella May - Give A Little (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

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Interview: Oumou Sangaré Proves Why She's the Songbird of Wassoulou

We caught up with the Malian singer to talk about her new Acoustic album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

When Oumou Sangaré tells me freedom is at her core, I am not surprised. If you listen to her discography, you'll be hard-pressed to find a song that doesn't center or in some way touch on women's rights or child abuse. The Grammy award-winning Malian singer has spent a significant part of her career using her voice to fight for the rights of women across Africa and the world, a testimony to this is her naming her debut studio album Moussolou, meaning Woman. The album, a pure masterpiece that solidified Oumou's place amongst the greats and earned her the name 'Songbird of Wassoulou,' was a commercial success selling over 250,000 records in Africa and would in turn go on to inspire other singers across the world.

On her latest body of work Acoustic, a reworking of her critically acclaimed 2017 album Mogoya, Oumou Sangaré proves how and why she earned her accolades. The entirety of the 11-track album was recorded within two days in the Midi Live studio in Villetaneuse in 'live' conditions—with no amplification, no retakes or overdubs, no headphones. Throughout the album, using her powerful and raw voice that has come to define feminism in Africa and shaped opinions across the continent, Oumou boldly addresses themes like loss, polygamy and female circumcision.

We caught up with the Malian singer at the studio she is staying while in quarantine to talk about her new album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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