ABRA - Princess (EP - 12" Vinyl)
Second pressing - limited to 750 copies.
ABRA is an outlier. Moving around with her missionary parents, she was born in New York and raised in South London, before eventually landing in Atlanta. Like her upbringing, ABRA's music isn't specific to a place, a time, or a sound. Instead, it's a blend of influences, informed -- but not defined -- by its surroundings. Utilizing different components of Miami Freestyle and electro-funk 808's topped with her own airy R&B-tinged vocals, ABRA's voice and sounds are familiar, but uniquely contemporary.
Princess was originally released on July 15, 2016 via True Panther Sounds and Awful Records. Limited edition vinyl sold out quickly.
Every note on the Princess EP, out on True Panther Sounds, is written, produced, and performed by ABRA - often from within the solitude of her bedroom closet. As an introverted youth, she dug into the internet to find community and inspiration. Then, as now, she found inspiration in unique juxtapositions, as seen in her early acoustic covers of Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame and 2 Chainz that she posted on Youtube. Those videos eventually led her to a new community, Awful Records - a collective of friends, artists and collaborators creating their own hypercolor, DIY version of Atlanta's burgeoning weirdo-rap movement.