Nigerian sister duo VanJess release retro-soul track “Cool Off the Rain,” joining forces with Dreamville signee Ari Lennox. Building over jazzy beats into infectious hooks and smooth R&B flavor, the emotive track is a lush display of the sister’s vocal prowess.
VanJess’ debut record ‘Silk Canvas’ was praised by Pitchfork for its “captivating fusion of 90’s R&B with contemporary electronic touches.” The record boasts features from some of the genre’s finest contemporaries from more established acts like Masego and GoldLink to exciting newcomers LEIKELI47, Berhana & Little Simz. The sisters’ collaborations and sultry, crooning vocals prove they are a “two-piece cultivating their own strand of R&B” (Vogue).
Growing up betweetn Lagos, Nigeria and California, VanJess have brought an entirely new take to contemporary R&B, one that pays tribute to ’90s greats like TLC, SWV, and Aaliyah, while instinctually inciting an inimitable style. The sisters cut their teeth online with a string of viral covers, bursting onto the scene with their self-released debut album, ‘Silk Canvas,’ last summer. The album was a definitive R&B statement, a smooth, seductive record establishing the sisters as ones to watch, to take the R&B world by storm.