Yawa, aka Amenta Abioto, is a singer, songwriter, producer and performance artist from Memphis, Tennessee. She is now based in Portland and will be performing at Decibel Sound & Drink in Milwaukie on Sunday.
It's no secret that the streaming generation has changed the way artists and labels release music. That changing dynamic makes reviewing the year's most memorable singles just as important as reviewing albums.
In jazz, single cuts can contain a dimensionality and completeness that takes pop music a whole album to achieve. And, as we witness a transition from albums to singles as the primary format for new music releases - a top singles list is essential.