In her new 2016 single “Nuru” (which means light in Swahili) Nasambu brings an Erykah Badu-esque neosoul vibe. This song has a catchy futuristic beat that you can’t help but to bob your head, tap your fingers, or move your feet to.
Listening to this song over over a phone or tablet speakers to review it, I feel like it’s a fantastic song. The lyrics are deep and meaningful, there are clever similes and metaphors that when you first hear it you’re like but then you think about it and there’s you’re moment of realization, the movement that you truly understand what it is that she really said. The beat and production is amazing. Listening to the song with headphones adds a whole other dimension to the song. The drums in the beat, you can hear them when the song is playing aloud but concentrated in headphones they really stand out and are reminiscent of Africa and classic African music. The drums are infused with American hip hop and some sounds of the future. This is a whole new sound. It is unique and it’s wonderful. The Erykah Badu-esque plus the lyricism of Lauryn Hill plus the futuristic sound in this song that Nasambu has put together has created a sound that is nostalgic of classic hip hop, like this song came out during the golden age of hip hop.
This song is relaxing and perfect for any and everything, whether you’re chilling with your feet up relaxing, getting work done or driving (especially in the evening or at night, I don’t know why but I can see myself cruising down the streets at like 8 pm in the summer with this song blasting on the stereo).
This song just has that chill vibe with soulful lyrics that makes this song an instant classic.