St. Beauty put down what was easily my favorite track from Janelle Monae's Wondaland Records' promotional release Wondaland Presents: The Eephus, and they've now backed it up with their second single, "Borders." As I've mentioned time and time again, Janelle can do no wrong, and with her widespread influences, I was really excited to see what kind of eclectic grouping she'd put together under her label. Between Roman GianArthur and St. Beauty, I'd say the future is bright. And no I didn't forget, Jidenna, I'm just not a fan...BUT "Long Live The Chief" is ok, I guess.
"Borders" begins and maintains an ethereal atmosphere, thanks to the beautiful, soaring vocals that overlap the steady and melodic flow of Alex and Isis, the Atlanta duo that makes up St. Beauty. Though less atmospheric then "Borders," the track cultivates a similar feel to their first single, "Going Nowhere;" showcasing a consistency, despite the small sample size. While there's no word of an EP or LP just yet, I'd imagine we'll get a little more information sooner rather than later. As for now? Let's just appreciate the this gift they've bestowed upon on us.
Also, if you've been keeping up with HBO's Insecure, "Borders" will be featured on Sunday's episode (Nov. 6)!