LISTEN: Kadija Kamara – ‘Best Moves’

Even in uncertain times, London-based songwriter Kadija Kamara remains focused on her ‘Best Moves’. On her latest single, she calmly reminds listeners to own their “magic” and recognise the value of their own work, reassuring them with her warm beats, grooving bass lines and smooth vocals.

With a sound best described as “alt-soul” which combines her love of 60’s and 70’s analogue sounds, Kadija’s passion for nostalgia permeates her musical output. Her 2018 EP, Nothing Left To Lose, brims with catchy melodies and is fuelled by her ambition to be an artist with integrity, and her new single ‘Best Moves’ continues this narrative. Brimming with optimism and feel-good vibes, her new single is an afro-pop inspired tune designed to help listeners push through self doubt.

With her positive attitude and knack for filtering contemporary music elements through a nostalgic lens, Kadija’s sound is equal parts catchy, vibrant and motivational. Listen to ‘Best Moves’ below and follow Kadija Kamara on Facebook & Spotify for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

VIDEO PREMIERE: Kadija Kamara – ‘Running In The Name Of The Game’

Sun, sea, and shimmering sequin trousers: Alt-Soul artist Kadija Kamara has shared her video for single ‘Running In The Name Of The Game’, and the visuals are as warm and vibrant as the track itself. Taken from her EP Nothing Left To Lose released earlier this year, Kadija’s positivity and strength shine through in her work; and this latest offering is no exception.

Following the video for previous single ‘Eyes On You’, Kadija explains the ethos behind the visuals for ‘Running In The Name Of The Game’: “It reflects my reality of playing the game in life/the rat race. I would say that this song is my daily motivation. I listen to it to pick myself up and keep going. I hope others can play this when they need a boost too. It’s really about not giving up”.

To date, Kadija’s accomplishments include winning the MTV Iggy Artist Of The Week poll (voted for by readers), and being awarded funding for her Artist Development Programme by PRS. She’s collaborated with Joey Negro, Zed Bias, and sang backing vocals for Zara McFarlane on Later With Jools Holland.

As well as focusing on her own solo career, Kadija curates LADY LIVE events at The Finsbury Pub alongside house promoters Lost In The Manor. The nights focus on showcasing female musical talent. She hosted her first LADY Festival at Pop Brixton in October last year too, proving she’s dedicated to pushing girls to the front when it comes to the underground and commercial music scenes.

Check out the video for ‘Running In The Name Of The Game’ below and follow Kadija on Facebook for more updates.

Listen to Kadija’s Nothing Left To Lose EP on Spotify.

Kadija Kamara Live Dates
21st July – Tramlines Festival – Sheffield
24th July – LADY vs Lost In Manor – (Residency) The Finsbury, London

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Premiere: Kadija Kamara – ‘Like You’

Having received accolades such as MTV Iggy Artist Of The Week and praise from the likes of PRS for Music and Tom Robinson, London artist Kadija Kamara has previously provided backing vocals for Zara McFarlane on Later… with Jools Holland, and is now set to release a brand new EP.

Taken from the EP, ‘Like You’ is an utterly dreamy sonic delight. As sweeping strings and choral harmonies provide the backdrop to Kamara’s magnificent, soulful vocals, it oozes a twinkling, emotion-strewn splendour that’ll tug at the heartstrings in all the right ways. Reflecting on themes of selfhood and vulnerability, ‘Like You’ graces our ears with its swooping, ethereal soundscape and delicate romanticism, standing out as an exquisite piece of songwriting.

Listen to ‘Like You’, for the first time, here:

 

As well as writing truly beautiful songs, Kadija is also a woman after our own hearts; she curates a night called ‘Lady’, showcasing female musicians in the underground and commercial scenes, with regular nights at The Finsbury. Definitely worth checking out!

Nothing Left To Lose, the new EP from Kadija Kamara, is out tomorrow 9th February.

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Photo Credit: Garry Carbon