Swedish-Persian artist Snoh Aalegra taps into some vintage soul and Wu Tang’s RZA’s production for “Emotional,” a lush composition that finds the singer wailing for love. It sounds as if this song was made for The Supremes with its Motown-swing and blaring horns.
“Ooo I need somebody to hold me / You don't need to tell me, I know it's love / Cuz it hurts,” she sings on the chorus. In the clip, Aalegra passionately performs in an empty swimming pool.
"I met RZA over a year ago at Nile Rodgers Grammy party, I have so much respect for him as a producer and artist and I've always loved his vibe as a person," she says of this chance meeting with RZA. "We spoke about working and, magically one year after, it happened in the most unexpected way! This song represents exactly what I'm going through at this very moment in my life.”
Be sure to listen to her Common-assisted song “Bad Things” and buy "Emotional" on iTunes above.