London is a hotbed of musical talent, and rising R&B star ANGELOUMAE is one artist who is quickly making a name for herself. With the release of her latest single, “Bad Luck,” she's set to take the world by storm.
The Filipina-British singer-songwriter delivers a polished vocal performance that effortlessly blends R&B and Afrobeatstropes, creating a sound that's unique to her. Her textured, confident approach to singing is complemented by moody, atmospheric production that helps to highlight her vocal range.
“Bad Luck” is a song that's both empowering and unapologetic, with Angeloumae reminding her ex that they messed up by letting her go. Her lyrics are relatable, and her nonchalant delivery is captivating. It's a track that's perfect for anyone who has experienced heartbreak and is looking for a little bit of self-love. Speaking on the track, Angeloumae explains:
“This single is special, it connects the heartbroken. It’s for the people who have experienced giving your all to someone, reminiscing on the love you had, but not regretting leaving the person because you deserve more, and they fucked up.”
Angeloumae's music is heavily influenced by muses such as Sade, Jhéne Aiko, SZA and Aaliyah, but she's also carving out a sound that's entirely her own. Her music is sensual, sexual and empowering, and she's quickly becoming a voice to be reckoned with in the London music scene.
Already receiving critical acclaim from the likes of BBC 1Xtra and GUAP MAGAZINE, Angeloumae is quickly making a name for herself. She recently partnered with the fashion brand I SAW IT FIRST, and with a slew of new tracks promised, she's one to watch in 2023.
Her polished runs and breathy ad-libs shine bright over atmospheric production, and her confident, nonchalant delivery offers a glimpse of a significant new talent in the music industry. We can't wait to see what she does next.