Last May, Coco O. and Robin Hannibal of Quadron sat in The FADER’s offices and ushered in the summer months with the kind of soul music that makes it seem possible that the love of your life is just around the corner. We spent all summer in love with the leading lady’s honey-laced voice and her curl mop fro. How fitting that today, tasting the first sun and warmth in almost two months, we should be blessed with her whispers again. “Sleep” is the second single off Homebase Presents: Live from the Clubhouse Vol. 1 and was premiered on Gilles Peterson’s BBC radio show last week. The song has us daydreaming about summer flings and short shorts (Punxsutawney Phil you better not have lied!), also reminds us of Lil Kim’s “Can’t Fuck with Queen B” off La Bella Mafia which features a sample of Deniece William’s “Free“. The heavy falsetto and smoky composition on “Sleep” share heavy vibes with both songstresses, but we still appreciate Coco on her own terms and can’t wait for another summer of Quadron. Check Coco performing “Sleep” live from The Clubhouse after the jump if you need more fuel for your crush.
Download: Coco O., “Sleep”