EXCLUSIVE: Wauve Injects His Eritrean Heritage Into The R&B Blueprint On “For You”

Singer-songwriter and producer Wauve kicked off 2019 with the release of “For You”, a dreamy, R&B-infused trap single that built on the melody-rich foundations he set out with his first singles. Now he's back with his first single of the year, “For You”, and that continued refinement of his sound appears to be paying off in a big way. Not only that, but his clear love of pop melodies is pushing itself further and further forward.

Frankly, both things he’s now released have chart potential, but that feels more realistic with the new single than ever. Backed up with some laid back on-the-block visuals courtesy of videography powerhouse duo Ruby & Boya, “For You” is the latest step in Wauve’s continued (and rapid) maturation.

“My melodies are more R&B, and I’m East African so I’m more pentatonic with the scales,” he tells TRENCH. “I’m from the other side of the continent to most of the popular afrobeat artists, so I’m bringing something different to it.”

It may still be early days in Wauve’s career but we’ve already got two good reasons why he should have a long and fruitful one, perhaps even with some behind-the-scenes writing and production work.

Posted on March 01, 2019