Over the past couple years, Gita Buhari has slowly but surely established herself as a creative force to be reckoned with. After first introducing herself on her focused, infectious project Queen of Nothing, she quickly followed up with two more singles, affirming her position as a rising vocalist in the underground. With her latest offering, Blood Lily, she builds on past releases to craft a potent set of 6 vibrant alternative R&B cuts.
Created during the uncertainty-ridden years of lockdown, Gita and her musical partner Arjuna Vlasblom shed their frustrations, putting together a set of songs that define the mind-state they were in during the EP's writing process. Neatly drawing from trip-hop, soul, shoegaze, and more, Blood Lily boasts darker inclinations expressed through heavier sonics contrasted with meditative, dream-like moments of otherworldly solace. Returning with the next chapter of their melancholic story, and armed with heartfelt lyrics, Blood Lily makes for a deep dive into the psyche of this Amsterdam-based vocalist and her music partner Vlasblom, as they deliver a fresh take on their characteristic blend of organic and electronic sounds that will surely shake up some listeners expectations.
Overall, Blood Lily showcases Gita's artistic growth across 6 sonically rich tracks that engagingly and refreshingly blend genres together.