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zinha – “why do you make me wait?” [Song Review]

Highlighted by the plush vocals of zinha and slick production, “why do you make me wait?” smoulders with R&B and neo-soul aromas.

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DIY alt-pop singer-songwriter zinha, aka Luisa Chumbinho, unveils her debut single, “why do you make me wait?.” The song is taken from her forthcoming debut EP, ☹☺, slated to drop later this summer.

Zinha is originally from Portugal and is now based in the UK. After talking with her friend/songwriter/producer Josh Christopher, she called her solo project zinha, her family nickname.

Working with Christopher in his DIY recording studio located in a small town, the pair crafted eight new songs for zinha’s upcoming EP, including “why do you make me wait?,” “so blue,” the Latin-flavoured “you’re my biggest regret,” and “walls.”

At the present juncture, zinha splits her time between the UK and Portugal. When in Lisbon, she busks, earning a full-time living at various hotspots around the city.

“why do you make me wait?” opens on soft percussion, rolling into a beautifully elegant piano, revealing hints of pop and creamy R&B. Her voluptuous, nuanced vocals imbue the lyrics with tints of wistful yearning and a beckoning allure that’s difficult to resist.

As the melody elevates with resonance and energy, zinha’s voice soars deliciously, displaying silky-smooth, crystalline tones. It’s a grandly luscious voice, simultaneously aching with passion and dripping with longing.

zinha, photo by Oliver Hindley

zinha, photo by Oliver Hindley

Highlighted by the plush vocals of zinha and slick production, “why do you make me wait?” smoulders with R&B and neo-soul aromas.

Run Time: 3:09
Release Date: June 24, 2024
Record Label: Independent

 

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