When it came to the end of year lists for many websites at the back of 2013, Drake's Nothing Was The Same was in the top five on the majority of them, including ourselves here at Earmilk. With that being said, like it or not, Drake has been an influence on a lot of music coming out in recent years.
This week Chicago native Njomza released a track that quite literally was Drake-esque, on her newest effort "Hold On". As the title suggests, the songstress samples Drizzy's "Hold On, We're Going Home", as the soft vocal loop subtly plays beneath a deep drum beat. The instrumental in itself is impressive, but what really grabs the attention is the way Njomza soulfully soothes her way across the song, as she sings of heartbreak and the fallout of a relationship that's turned sour. The most poignant line, in my opinion, is "I'm trying to make something out of myself", suggesting that perhaps the relationship broke down due to her career goals, a situation that many artists can relate to in one way or another.
Njomza, who's been heavily affiliated with Pittsburgh native and Earmilk favourite Mac Miller (after signing to his label), has been chomping at the bit to get back into her musical stride since her last project Gold Lion. You can stream and download "Hold On" below, and be sure to keep your eyes and ears locked onto Earmilk for all the latest music to come from the Njomza camp!
- 29th January, 2014