New Music: Yaya Bey “OG Lazarus”

If you’re not subscribed to Saint Heron’s monthly playlist then, heck, what are you waiting for? That’s where I first heard of Yaya Bey and became a fan for life. Inspired by Audre Lorde’s famed biomythography, The Many Alter-Egos of Trill’eta Brown might be one of the strongest releases to go relatively under the radar this year. The record boasts an incredible amount of stylistic diversity, but what’s really tugging at my heart this morning are some of the simpler, more guitar-based tracks like the last one, OG Lazarus. “Have faith in me, have patience” Bey sings as she floats above the masterful playing in a comforting cloud of reverb, giving you the sense that this release is not for any one person, but a wider community hurting.

Fall in love with the whole record over here.

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