Released through Nonesuch records in 2019, Vagabon's self-titled album, including infectious track "Water Me Down," is entirely self-produced. Vagabon recorded the album at home and various studios.
Her unapologetically unique vocal register shines in "Water Me Down," an anthem standing up for her true self.
While she only had guitar and vocals in her musical repertoire for her 2014 release,Persian Garden, Vagabon mastered drums and piano for her 2017 release, Infinite Worlds. Since the beginning, Vagabon strived for artistic autonomy.
Cameroon born Laetitia Tamko moved with her family to Harlem when she was in high school, where she jumped into the music scene. Her French-speaking roots shine in her artist name, a play on "vagabond," meaning "wanderer" and "bon" meaning "good."
A voice I struggle to pin down with words, other than earthy, timeless, ancient, real, untouched, unhindered; Vagabon is an indie gem.
Her self-titled album, featuring more droning synth than her previous indie rock release, has some other amazing tracks I highly recommend, including "Every Woman," "Secret Medicine," "In A Bind," and "Home Soon."