Brooklyn’s darkwave R&B-pop savant XHOSA is back with a fresh new single produced by California-based producer GAMERA (aka GMRA). On “Midnight Girl,” XHOSA ditches the lo-fi sensibility that defined some of her earlier efforts. Her vocals, more agile and graceful than they’ve ever been, are mixed front and center for a powerful, commanding delivery. “Bet you’ve never met another girl like me / I’m that girl,” she sings on the hook. The music video was directed by XHOSA’s childhood friend Tristan Reginato as the the duo’s first official collaboration. The dancers and models featured in the music video are also friends of XHOSA’s, so the production was an all-around family affair.
Watch “Midnight Girl” above. Check out XHOSA’s lyric video for “Let Me Go” and read a statement about her forthcoming mixtape below.
“I [work with other producers] to see how malleable my sensibilities can be while still staying true to a sound that I’ve honed in on. Right now I’m working on a mixtape entitled ‘LVL 9’ and the entire thing will be produced by my peers. Working on it has brought out a lot of new energy from me.”