Hate to say we told you so, but Anna Wise just put herself on the map in a major way with the syrupy solo debut, “Precious Possession.” The longtime Kendrick Lamar collaborator — see: “Real,” “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe,” “Money Trees” and more recently, To Pimp A Butterfly‘s “These Walls” and “Institutionalized” — has been sharpening on her bite locally as one half of the experimental psych-pop duo, Sonnymoon.
With her solo breakout, Wise proves to be more than capable of carrying the hypnotic, key-led groove all by her lonesome, oozing in and out of a cut that feels like one part James Blake‘s disjointed and electric r&b, one part post-Dilla madness, but all spun into her own brilliant spell of transcendent textures and lustful lyricism. The track comes to us from her forthcoming solo EP, which is slated to arrive this spring. Hear Anna Wise come into her own on the stunning new single “Precious Possession” below. Grab a copy of the single on iTunes today and hold tight for the next transmission. Those looking to experience Wise in-the-flesh can catch her tomorrow night in Brooklyn at Trans-Pecos with Sonnymoon.