Aisha Badru Returns With New EP ‘Learning To Love Again’; Her Most Musically Dynamic Offering To Date
June 2, 2023 BY Danielle Romeo
Today, Aisha Badru returns with her new EP Learning To Love Again, which sees the soulful indie artist explore the intersection between romantic entanglements and self-care on her most musically dynamic offering to date. Nowhere is this more evident than on stand-out song “Move,” a hymnal meditation that awakens into a dance track, which arrives today with a music video that brings the track to life even further.
“Everything has a purpose,” says Badru, the Nigerian American, sometimes earthy,
sometimes ethereal singer-songwriter. “I was meant to be here, doing this. And it’s just part of my purpose to experience certain levels of trauma that are very universal, go through every process of healing, and somehow put it together so I can help guide someone else.”
Listen to Learning To Love Again HERE.
Watch The Video For “Move” Here:
While Badru worked with her long-time producer Chris Hutchinson on the song “Inside,” a piano-based rumination devoted to self-love, she also worked with new producers on the remaining tracks, pushing her musically and vocally into previously unexplored terrains. On “Lazy River,” she stretches her oft-whispery voice to sweeping effect with the support of producer Gordon Allen, while on “Move,” she reached out to electronic music producer Yuan Chan, and on the sultry “Path of Least Resistance” and the downtempo acoustic reflection “Moving On,” she worked with Grammy-winning producer Synematik.
Additionally, Aisha has teamed up once again with the non-profit One Tree Planted to support reforestation in her home-state of Florida. One tree will be planted for every past pre-save or follow, as well as any follow or save of Learning To Love Again through release week.
If you haven’t yet noticed, much of Badru’s magic lies in alchemy — distilling an often-tangled human experience into simple truths, quieting the cacophony to pave a path towards introspection. Her work is at once powerful and beautiful. It’s why Badru boasts 135 million total music streams, while winning critical praise from the likes of NPR Music, Okayplayer, The Line of Best Fit, Afropunk, Ones to Watch, and more. And it’s also why brands such as Volkswagen have tapped into her catalog to enlighten their own messages.
Badru’s career has fatefully led her to this exact point, beginning with her debut album, Pendulum, a melancholic musing on life’s highs and lows, through her last release, The Way Back Home, an optimistic take on the future. Badru found her voice the moment she decided to make music, but with Learning to Love Again, there’s now a palpable drive to amplify it.
Learning To Love Again Tracklist:
1. Lazy River
2. Moving On
4. Path of Least Resistance