Astu - Source of Her (feat. Salami Rose Joe Louis)

12.16.2020 - By Song of the Day

Download our free app to listen on your phone

Astu - "Source of Her (feat. Salami Rose Joe Louis)" from the 2020 album ALTARS on Boyish Records.

On her debut full-length ALTARS, Eritrean-American artist ASTU combines soul and synth-pop to craft her confident and thought-provoking grooves. 

Astu now resides in Oakland, but arrived there from Oklahoma where she attended seminary college, married a minister, and then became a minister herself. She had been singing gospel music since she was a pre-schooler, but hadn't pursued non-secular music until her 2017 debut EP Patterns. With ALTARS, she opens up even more, writing on Facebook: "this album is filled with me..every part of me..the parts i’ve been too afraid to see most of my life. and i want to give it to you." 

Read the full post on KEXP.org

Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

More episodes from Song of the Day