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Name  Oyinda Oyinda
Origin  London, England
Role  Singer
Website  Oyinda.com

Years active  2014–present
Instruments  Piano, vocals
Albums  Before the Fall - EP
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Occupation(s)  Singer-songwriter, producer
Genres  Shoegazing, Indie pop, Rhythm and blues, Electronica
Similar People  The Skints, Getter, Oneohtrix Point Nev, Tei Shi, Ben Khan

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Oyinda is Nigerian-British singer-songwriter and producer. Currently based in New York City, her music combines electropop and shoegazing, among other influences. According to Clash Music, she "specialises in emotive, husky, down beat pop music. There's an R&B side to her delivery, with Oyinda seeming to pour her being into each word." Her first two singles, "Rush of You" and "What Still Remains," were released in 2014. Rolling Stone named her one of "fifty must see acts" for Lollapalooza in 2014, calling her "R&B's best kept secret."

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Early life

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Oyinda was born in 1992, to Nigerian parents. At a young age she moved with her family to London, England, where she was raised. After graduating college she moved to New York City in the summer of 2013.

2014: "Rush of You"

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Released early in 2014 and digitally on 24 July 2014, Oyinda's debut single was "Rush of You." Oyinda both produced and handled vocals. About "Rush of You," The 405 wrote "The plush, electro sequenced track bridges delicate harmonies and deft hypnotic production akin to a more poppy version of Young Fathers." The magazine DIY wrote that the single consists of "track circuits barely-there, showy guitar solos and looped, flickering vocals on a journey that's led by thumping piano notes (think Massive Attack with an even greater freedom to roam) and the Londoner's glue-like vocals. They piece together a heady mix of drifting ideas... This song is devoted to her masterful sense of control."

2014: "What Still Remains"

Her second single, "What Still Remains," was released on 9 April 2014. Clash Music wrote about her vocal delivery that "It's a devastating performance... a hushed, moody vocal take matched against a gossamer arrangement."

The single was released again in September 2014. Pigeons and Planes called the track a "blend of string instruments and pulsating electronic elements similar to bringing together the old world with the new—paired with her nostalgia-drenched vocals." DIY wrote that "Beyond synth sobs and fatal chimes, there's a simple but affecting string line breaking out in the background.This being her second track to date, the Nigerian singer's already proving a dab hand at making emotionally-led pop sound like something vital, not just an exercise in expression."

2014: Lollapalooza

Her first significant gig was at Lollapalooza on 3 August 2014, where she was an opening act in Chicago. Rolling Stone named her one of "fifty must see acts" for Lollapalooza, calling her "R&B's best kept secret."

Musical style

Clash Music in April 2014 called her "A newcomer with talent to burn," writing that she "specialises in emotive, husky, down beat pop music. There's an R&B side to her delivery, with Oyinda seeming to pour her being into each word."

Personal life

As of 2014 Oyinda continues to live in New York City.

References

Oyinda Wikipedia


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