Here is some beautifully warped R&B from a relatively newcomer by the name of WWWater. She’s been making some waves across Europe recently (including some colab work with Soulwax), but with this, her first fully formed single, WWWater seems ready to move her truly smooth sound well further than her native Belgium. The single in question, of the same name, initally builds around haunting choral samples, vocal chants (that are whispered), heavy beats (makes me think of some of Kelela, FKA Twigs’ darker work tbh) and a really textured vocal line. It moves around juxtaposing tones and pitches, without making a mess of it. Slowly but surely, the track reveals its fully formed pop body, with powerfully, yet airy vocals – whirling around with warm synths. Its the kind of sound Blood Orange and Solange would get around. Will it make a mark somewhere like Aus? I reckon it could.
Expect a debut EP from WWWater midway through 2017.