Props from NPR — Heavy Rotation: The 10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing

Deep, jazzy house is one of the more eclectic and evolving subsets of electronica, and Jaidene Veda continues to have the genre’s pulse. After receiving critical acclaim for her 2015 album Wanderlust, Veda has returned with Heart Of Gold, a release that sees her building on that momentum while expanding her sound and voice. This is evident in “Believe,” which channels stylistic forebears like Vanessa Daou and Santessa with breathy vocals set atop expansive, atmospheric melodies. The track, which features cameo appearances from Kafele Bandele and Master Mello, is haunting, blissful and sultry — making for a refined listening experience whether you’re dancing or just sitting back and nodding your head to the groove.

Chris Campbell, WDET’s The Progressive Underground

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