While electronic production works its way into every nook and cranny of current music, a strong voice sometimes becomes less important, especially in pop-leaning music. Vocals are manipulated, masked, and compensated for. London singer Moko’s sound fits in very well with today’s soundscape, but that voice of hers isn’t some sweet pop voice. There is soul and power in it, and even though “Honey Cocaine”—catchy and chorus-centric—isn’t the type of song that necessarily demands a powerful voice, it certainly benefits from it.
Her debut EP, Black, is coming soon.