There’s a real deluge (in the best way) of incredible rap and soul singers from the US at the moment. Kari Faux comes quickly to the top of the pack with her brand of introspective and brutally honest tracks. Listen to Faux’s new EP Cry 4 Help and you’ll find she covers so much relatable ground: from relationships and friendships to the severe reality of abortion and sexual health, she pulls no punches. She’s a breath of fresh air and the strings on ‘Night Time’ have us weak the knees. With a promise of much more to come this year, we’re waiting on tenterhooks.

Buy: Kari Faux – Cry 4 Help