Having built firm foundations with 2018 releases ‘Hard Times’ and ‘Elijah’, featuring fellow London artists Jay Prince and Laura Mvula, House of EL’s debut release of this year is a poignant one. House of El releases his second single in the lead up to his forthcoming EP ‘You Don’t Know My Name’.
The track is carried by an undeniably infectious groove, with echoes of Thundercat and Kamasi Washington in the production and oozing in equal parts charisma and nonchalance, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear this track on a Tarantino film. The video is really a celebration of family and blackness, at a time when many African diaspora in the West may be questioning their validity in society this video serves to reinforce an image of family, truth and hope
Speaking on the track, House of EL explains: “You don’t know my name I did when I was really digging into that 70’s funk sound at the time. You know…. Sly & Bootsie… I wanted to talk about relationships (as a change), it’s that feeling when someone claims to love you but doesn’t really understand you.
Check out single below, and let us know what you think: