Here’s a fun fact about Obenewa and her mesmerising debut, He: it was initially written while she was in bed with the flu. Crikey. When we’re under the weather we can’t even move without pathetic wailing, so the young Londoner (who has already sung for the likes of Plan B) is putting us all to shame.
This debut track is quite the calling card for Obenewa’s style of electronic soul, with the added dub-donk of Raffertie and Walter Ego; a spiky paean to forbidden love, it reels you in within seconds and keeps you rapt. A masterful first taste.