Not much time has passed since we introduced you to the sultry sounds of Léla Sophia, and in that short time, the songstress has become a wellspring of quality new material. But while she was on the solo tip for "Energy" and "Ordinary High," her latest offering finds her teaming up with OlMac Dah (aka Dahi Divine) for new single "Serenity/Love's Prayer."
Perhaps most interesting about this pairing of the two New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music graduates is that the single is more of a two-fer. The song starts with Léla's soothing meditation "Serenity." Over ethereal production, including delicately layered harmonies in the backing vocals, feather soft synths and slightly ominous synth bass chords, Léla puts her jazz training to good use with a repetitive verse that lures you in with its sweet, subtle ruminations on love. Lela's is portion is short and sweet, whereas OlMac Dah's response is a much more drawn out affair. Over a similar, yet more haunting groove, Dah considers love as he knows it. However, while the serene vibe is soon interrupted as Dah goes 808s and Heartbreaks on us with an aggressive, buzzy electronic sound and coats his voice with a bit of Auto-Tune. While it might seem off putting, Dahi makes it all work pretty seamlessly, making the emotional climax of the song all the more sweet.
You can stream the enchanting, bewitching double feature below and be on the look out for more from both of these talents on the horizon.