In recent years, it seems like trip-hop is seeping its way back into the mainstream. Look no further than Lorde‘s 2013 debut Pure Heroine, which went on to sell 5 million copies worldwide. And since then, Son Lux, Banks, and FKA Twigs have amassed a legion of adoring fans. All this is to say, the wave of trip-hop resurgence may just be getting started.
Enter Leah Dou, a Chinese artist whose buzzworthy debut album Stone Cafe was released last year, and who is in the midst of her first US tour. Her first single “River Run” is a chilled-out banger laced with Leah’s smooth, enchanting vocals. It’s the kind of track you’ll want to spin round on repeat. Give Leah a listen on YouTube or catch her if you can in person this Saturday at Hotel Utah.