Aisha Badru

With a dynamic voice and delicate songcraft, Aisha Badru filled a void in both folk and pop with her independent 2015 EP, Vacancy. Its centerpiece “Waiting Around” soundtracked a viral Volkswagen South African campaign, figured prominently in an episode of Stitchers on Freeform, and generated over 11.3 million Spotify streams. Coveted playlists such as Your Favorite Coffeehouse, Morning Acoustic, Indie Acoustic, Feminist Friday, and more have touted her music, while Apple Music included her among Best of the Week.” She’s also garnered praise from the likes of NPR Music, Afropunk, Flaunt, Ones to Watch, and more. Aisha released her debut album Pendulum in 2018, which saw fans connect to her raw vulnerability (as proven by the album’s 22 million streams) and critics melt under her work’s radiant intimacy.  Her new EP, Road to Self, is available June 7, 2019.