Eckoes: Human (“feat.” Dr. Maya Angelou)

Human is a new contemporary container to the utmost important timeless message: I am a human being. Nothing human can be alien to me.

Eckoes has two very well received singles that got the industry’s attention in London, Valentine and Blue Deep, both released in 2016. These were trip-pop based, giving good use to the beautiful deep feminine voice. Now, Eckoes is back with a very revolutionary single. Human is a big direction change to the previous tracks. This single takes snippets of  I Am Human by the one and only Dr. Maya Angelou to create a contemporary container to a timeless message: I am a human being. Nothing human can be alien to me.

To take some of the most inspiring and empowering words known to man and incorporate them into a song must be both a bold and a cautious move, and Eckoes managed to honour these words perfectly. Having a prominent tribal sound, the heavy beats bring so much power to this already powerful poem. The electronic component is subtle, yet very much present, pulling every element together in this wonderful tribute.

Human is a celebration & a warning & a promise. The world is in a mental place at the moment; Nina Simone said “It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times” – I didn’t consciously set out to write something so incredibly relevant right now, but your creative brain is a crafty beast, a step ahead of you sometimes.

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