Inspired by a trip to her parents to her parents homeland Haiti, Nan Fon Bwa is a new song taken from Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Mélissa Laveaux. It comes from a digital EP which drops on 2nd February and is about celebration and is a reworking of Frantz Casséus’ original composition. The EP is to be followed by a new album ‘Radyo Siwèl’ on Nø Førmat! on 23rd March. The album has already been predicted by BBC Culture among ‘the most exciting music of 2018’, and is filled with reinterpretations of Haitian heritage, taking traditional tunes, vodou anthems and scraps and phrases discovered in old songbooks, and sewing them together like a patchwork of intersecting identities.
Nan Fon Bwa blends the Haitian with this indie aesthetic, stripped down during the verses but warmed with the addition of synth lines in the chorus, the beauty of the track really lies in Laveaux’s vocal, which drapes itself over your ears, and almost whispers directly to them. Check it out, here
Mélissa Laveaux’s new album ‘Radyo Siwèl’ is out via Nø Førmat! on 23rd March.