First Listen: Sudan Archives, 'Sink'

With African traditions, R&B experimentation and pithy lyrics, Sudan Archives expands her musical menagerie on her second EP.
Sudan Archives' Sink comes out May 25. Source: Jack McKain

Over the course of her young career, hasn't let her growing audience get too comfortable. The NPR Music , born Brittney Parks, defied categorization on last year's self-titled EP (which featured "Come). Was it R&B? Or folk? Or funk? We never did figure it out, and she's flouting convention again on her new EP, .

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