Wednesday June 7th, 2023
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Felukah Flaunts Experimental Prowess in ‘Kawkab’ EP

Refusing to fall into the trap of complacency with her own sound, Felukah clothes her honeyed style with new layers.

Yahia Dabbous

Felukah has nothing to prove. But she proves it anyway, just for those who don’t already know. In her hotly-anticipated new Kawkab EP, New York-based Egyptian artist opens the gates to her dream world in which she flaunts her experimental prowess and creates a dark-tinged celestial sound.

Constantly disrupting the hazy atmosphere underlying the tracks with her bold range of vocals, Felukah injects soulful, fluid currents that instill energy into slow summer evenings.With the rude awakening following sweet beginnings in ‘PSA’, and the unexpected reward of a layered, disparate mashup in ‘Ascension’ after its dream-inducing introduction, the fluctuations are not to be mistaken with treachery, but to be interpreted as Felukah’s refusal to give into the allure of complacency by harmonising a range of flavours that are blended skillfully and seamlessly.

Produced and mixed by Mostafa Zaghloul, and mastered by Gabe Zimbler, Felukah appears to channel Frank Ocean and early-era The Weeknd in Kawkab, and she certainly relays their spirit in her determination to experiment with something darker.