Last month, VanJess shared a preview of their Homegrown EP by releasing the Jimi Tents and Garren-assisted “Curious.” Now a few weeks later, the project has officially arrived filled with nine smooth R&B cuts and a great list of assist from additional names like Phony Ppl and Devin Morrison.
Last year, VanJess kept their fanbase well-fed. The songstresses released a slew of singles such as “Slow Down,” “High & Dry,” “Groove Thang,” “Come Over,” and now “Curious.” Their rich vocals can also be heard on plenty features like on Mannywellz’s “Floating,” Ant Saunders’ “I Had a Love Song” and “Stickin’” with Sinead Harnett and Masego.
Their last full-length project was Silk Canvas in 2018, and the following year they would go on to release a project titled Silk Canvas (The Remixes). The latter body of work is filled with reimagined versions of their Silk Canvas hits, and the roster of features boasts names like Ari Lennox, Saba, Bas, and Xavier Omar. The original project included assists from Masego, Goldlink, Little Simz, Berhana, and Leikeli47.
Though this is a celebratory moment, the duo has been struck with a recent devastating loss at the same time. “This has been a truly devastating month, and the worst day of our lives on what was meant to be one of the most exciting times,” they write in their caption. “Being on the phone with the hospital and unable to be with our dad in person was awful. They let us come the day before he passed and we were on our hands and knees praying and crying out to him. He was truly an angel, our best friend and all he wanted was for us to follow our dreams. So we will continue on. We are at peace knowing he is looking down on us and would be so proud of us and we dedicate Homegrown to him.”
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