In our interview with Brooklyn-based artist Autre Ne Veut last year, he told us, “Sexy music and soulful singing, regardless of genre, has always been a preference. Soul and R&B have a lot of that. Ultimately, I don’t think I’m actually making R&B, I’m just making music that isn’t afraid to include R&B in the mix.”
These words ring, truer than ever, through the swooning vocals and hot finger-clicks of his R&B-touched new single, Counting, which comes with the promising news of a new full-length release in 2013. Not part of a tradition, but standing within plain sight of one, Autre Ne Veut is both an innovator and a curator, using his music to both take you back and bring you up to speed.
Counting is an irrepressibly fun and well-crafted slice of pop, and signals good things for the album, ‘Anxiety’, expected in February next year. Stream it here.