Cloud nine traverser Cariss Auburn follows up ‘Float’ with another lulling trip in the new single “Daydream.” A melodic beat compounded by a playful bass line set the foundations for her to celestially dip between Alt-Pop and R&B, cultivating an imitable sound.
“Living in such a connected world I feel that we absorb so much trauma and pain daily - especially as a black woman. It’s hard to take a break from that pain without feeling this immense guilt. But we deserve that break!”
The singer-songwriter draws inspiration from that collective pain to send back some much-needed palliative joy through a track so infectious, it’s impossible to ignore. With absolute ease, Auburn’s silver tongue tantalisingly draws you into the sun-laden headspace we all need right now.
The Wolverhampton vocalist's effortless flow is enlivening, culminating comparisons to FKA Twigs and Refinery29. All the more interesting, she not only cites R&B giants Mary J Blige and Destiny's Child as integral influences on her music, but boasts a baby blue Gibson les paul and lauds Arcade Fire as her inspirational live performers. With such a myriad of talent impacting her sound, its undeniably exciting to see what Auburn will bring next.
Check out the official video for "Daydream" here.