LA-based Brittney Denise Parks has been releasing music as Sudan Archives for a number of years, with a couple of excellent EPs already under her belt. She now seems to be ramping up towards her debut LP, which is promised to be coming out on Stones Throw in the not too distant future. For now, she's teasing us with the excellent new single 'Confessions'.

Sudan Archives has often used her music to explore her painful inner feelings, so it's no surprise that on 'Confessions' she is so compelling in her struggles. From a production standpoint she's interwoven sprightly violins amidst a simple kicking beat, resulting in a regal yet fragile sound. She lets her soulful voice transfer the weight of her words, describing an existential crisis: "this is the place that I call home/ but it's not where I am welcome/ and if I saw all the angels/ why is my presence so painful?" The rising strings behind this outpouring give blood to her feelings, and then are there to beautifully cushion her when she admits "confessions are falling down/ they soak up the god damn ground."

You can get an early taste of Sudan Archives' new material by seeing her when she arrives in Europe for these dates:

09 November - UTRECHT, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival
10 November - BRUSSELS, BE - AB Club
12 November - BERLIN, DE - Säalchen
13 November - COLOGNE, DE - CBE
14 November - MUNICH, DE - Rote Sonne
15 November - GENEVA, CH - Festival Les Créatives
16 November - PARIS, FR - Badaboum
19 November - LONDON, UK - Corsica Studios
20 November – STOCKHOLM, SE - Kraken
21 November - GOTHENBURG, SE – Oceanen

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