BijouXO is a quickly emerging R&B singer and songwriter with a uniquely soulful sound and a musically experimental flare. The North Carolina native made her professional debut earlier this year with the single “Again.” With its mellow Latin-jazz acoustic guitar and the singer’s classic vocal stylings, the song introduced us to an artist with equal parts skill and soul. BijouXO cites legends like Billie Holiday, Sade and Marvin Gaye as inspiration. We hear their influence in her expert Jazz phrasing and cool, confident tone.
“Shirt” is the latest single from BijouXO, released worldwide to all major streaming services on July 23, 2021. This time the adventurous artist has taken her sound into downtempo R&B territory. As the track opens, a chilled subterranean bass bounces and rumbles the song’s main riff and ambient synths float on the horizon. A sparse experimental beat taps out a slow hi-hat and kick drum groove, interrupted only by periodic breakbeat fills. That mood continues for the duration of the track, giving the tune a smooth R&B-meets-Trip-Hop vibe. BiouXO enters the mix with an effortless cool, delivering a meditative stream of consciousness narrative about her man, other women and the value of being alone.
Check out the “Shirt” lyric video below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Beat playlist. Follow the links below the video to connect with BijouXO. With just two singles in her catalog so far, it is already clearly apparent that this is a talent to watch. Get on her socials and get in the loop on all of great music to come from this exciting new voice.