Mongolian artist Enji has shared her new song ‘Zavkhan’.
The singer was born in Ulaanbaatar, growing up in a yurt alongside her working class family.
Drawn to music from a young age, she began interweaving aspects of her heritage alongside a fascination with jazz.
New single ‘Zavkhan’ is truly unique, a gorgeous meditation on belonging that expresses a nameless love.
“Zavkhan (named after a province in Western Mongolia) is a song I dedicated to my father. One day I missed him heavily and felt like telling him how I loved him, but I couldn’t. Not because we were physically separated, but because we shy away from verbally expressing our love. It’s a cultural thing really – we don’t feel it’s necessary to say it because it’s considered self-evident.”
“So I wrote this song in which I tell him: You’re like the sun / so far out of reach / but always pleasantly embracing / your flamboyant light shines through the clouds…”
Pensive and whispered, ‘Zavkhan’ is cut through by a discursive saxophone solo – tune in below.
Enji will release her new album ‘Ursgal’ on May 28th – order it HERE.
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