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Ta-Ku – “American Girl” (ft Wafia)

(@takubeats @wafiaaa)
Last month, Australian producer Ta-Ku released a song called “American Girl”. Unexpectedly, it’s a duet that finds Ta-Ku singing (!!!) on the first verse with Wafia on the second, and it’s absolutely beautiful. Inspired by Estelle’s “American Boy”, Ta-Ku wanted to create a stripped back, emotional version of her song, and I’m glad that he did because it’s incredible.

The downtempo production is smooth, slowly expanding into serene and sensual territory, through tip-toeing piano keys, intermittent claps, and lush, emotive strings. Ta-Ku’s got vocal chops and his soulful, alluring voice will make every American girl swoon, and Wafia’s sultry pop voice will make all American boys think she’s singing about him. It’s a lovely tune, and I really like that the final third of the song is pure instrumental. Give it a listen, then buy it from the digital outlets listed below.

From Ta-Ku:
“American Girl started as a joke when I was watching old Kobe Bryant highlights and Estelle’s ”American Boy” was the soundtrack. I really wanted to make a stripped back #emotional version that would play on its really great melodic structure. I reached out to my lovely friend @Wafia to sing a duet with me & mustered enough courage to jump on the first verse. I’m very proud of this song. I hope you enjoy it.”

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Written By: Tiffany B.

Music and arts journalist, music curator, and co-boss babe of CrayonBeats since 2008! I've published 3,000+ posts consisting of new music, reviews, and interviews. I also do half of everything of CrayonBeats Magazine, so get familiar with our issues! Aside from being a music aficionado, I'm also a freelance artist/illustrator, a creative soul, a natural born lover, a comic book reader, an optimist, and a bit of a weirdo. I hate writing bios about myself, so see ya.