First Look Fridays: Bells Atlas - "Kazoo"

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Bells Atlas is a project that sees afrobeat roots soaked up with soul and hip-hop influences. Coming from Oakland, California, the collective is breathing some life into indie-soul music. Although they are led by Nigerian-American vocalist Sandra Lawson-Ndu, the music sounds like a collaborative affair. Hypnotic vocal loops synch up with intricate percussion patterns. It's pretty easy to get lost in the group's newest track, "Kazoo." Lush harmonies fill your ears immediately. While there's a clear jazz inspiration behind the band's phrasing and melodies, their groove is anything but ordinary. Be sure to check out Bells Atlas' self-produced and self-titled debut full length album over at bandcamp. Stream their single "Kazoo" below.