Saturday, November 27, 2021

Song of the Day

Borboleta Drops Undeniably Smooth New Single ‘Take Your Time’

Take Your Time by Borboleta - Artwork

Providence-based Borboleta has just released their new single Take Your Time. The song is undeniably smooth. The instrumental is reminiscent of something you would hear off of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and vocalist, Rochelle, truly owns it with style and finesse. The latest release from tastemaker indie label, EveryDejaVu, “Take Your Time” is a truly special single.

Borboleta is prepping the release of their debut project, UNTIL THAT TIME. To date, Borboleta has only released singles and has been working on releasing the right project for years to introduce Borboleta and bring their ideas to life. When not singing as Borboleta, they are known as Rochelle Leach, a Cape Verdian born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. Rochelle uses Borboleta as a way to actualize their dreams, creating a world for themselves to get through and talk through things.

UNTIL THAT TIME is a rumination on entering adulthood for the very first time, tackling themes of uncertainty, anger, curiosity and the chaos that comes with falling in love. The project started four years ago, when Leach decided to announce to their college preparatory school classmates and teachers that they wouldn’t be going to college after all. This kind of courage is palpable throughout the EP, as Leach explores very eternal feelings in their life with a powerfully distinct and cathartic lens. As well as Borboleta’s musical inspirations – ranging from Frank Ocean, Kari Faux and Missy Elliot to classic rock and Black spiritual jazz from the 60s and 70s – the natural world is key to unlocking Leach’s sound. This blend of lighthearted pop melodies and crucial messaging is what makes Borboleta’s UNTIL THAT TIME so essential. Expertly capturing the anxieties of their generation, while embodying the kind of timeless musicality that so rarely comes along, Borboleta has created a haven for those seeking something true and bright. “My purpose on a greater scale is to heal,” they explain. “I’ve realized through my journey that music is a tool that heals me and I hope can heal other people.”

Buy/Stream: Take Your Time

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