Enter Anuka, the soulful R&B singer from the Netherlands and her sweet new single “Caramel”. Anuka, who isn’t afraid to bend genre norms with her adaptive vocals has been making music for quite some time, with two projects under her belt entitled “Nuke EP”, and “Among the Angels EP”, as well as various covers that predate even her debut. In addition to the relaxed vibes associated with much of her music, Anuka can also get the energy pumping with some fast paced hits such as her collaboration with Toronto producer Pusher “Long Night”, as well as her Moon Rabbit assisted “Thinkin’ About You”.
“Caramel” begins with the sounds of a simple, yet on point piano rift courtesy of Pryvtryn, reminiscent of something you may hear on Deadmau5’ “7” EP, that hits all the right notes. Before long the listener is introduced to Anuka delivering her signature R&B vocals that could melt just about anything. The production then enjoys a welcomed addition in the form of a beat that can be compared to the sound of a human heart. Considering the content of “Caramel”, the heart beat feels right at home and compliments the vocals very well. Supporting the primary beat is a well-placed “water droplet” esque sample that makes it really difficult to not clap along to. The song continues with a focus on Anuka’s beautiful vocals before we get another taste of the well-crafted chorus, and a wonderfully somber outro from Pryvtryn once again.
Anuka is bringing to the table not only her unbelievable voice, but the confidence to jump on different genres, collaborate with a variety of artists, and lend her vocals to diverse production without hesitation. It’s attitudes like hers that can really be the difference between a skillful artist, and a superstar. As Anuka continues on her path to stardom, check out some more of her other work like the Pham assisted “Colorblind”, and get a glimpse of the solo work you can expect from her in the near future.