“Mother Maybe” is taken from Kadhja Bonet‘s upcoming album “Childqueen” due out on June 8 via Fat Possum Records.
30-year-old LA-based artist Kadhja Bonet is back with a new single and the announcement of her sophomore album. As she sings it, “Mother Maybe” is indeed “a magic reverie”. The track almost opens like a James Bond theme; this majestic effervescence is actually caused by an accident or a benediction – call it as you want – that could eventually end up with the birth of a baby.
“Mother I maybe, Or maybe not” she sings. Encapsulating both the excitment and the mysterious magic of giving birth, the arrangements also turn into a time travel machine as Kadhja Bonet dusts off influences from the 60s and 70s with a deft hand. The bassline is groovy and the funky production is loaded with bewitching and psychedelic details. But above all, Kadhja Bonet‘s jazz-tinged vocal performance remains captivating from its sweet start to its final climax. It’s another gem from the singer-songwriter who seduced us with her 2015’s EP “The Visitor” (which features the wonderful song “Honeycomb“).
Kadhja Bonet – “Childqueen” (pre-order):
3. Another Time Lover
5. Thoughts Around Tea
8. Mother Maybe
9. Second Wind