Lo Village Return With A Celebration Of Personal Growth On New Single “On Your Way”

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Lo Village by Kendall Bessent

Lo Village is back with their new single “On Your Way” marking their first release of the year. After releasing their earnestly prescient Lost In America EP back in 2021 the trio took a small break, only sharing a collaboration with Darius on the slick track “MATERIAL GIRL” for all of last year. But now Lo Village — the sisterly duo Ama and Kane formed alongside close friend Tyler — is gearing up for more releases.


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The first of those is “On Your Way,” a celebratory track that broods over a desire to put oneself first. “Said, I got too much pride / to be running back to you baby,” the trio repeats over the song’s rotund beats and lambent instrumentation. A variety of riffs and twinkling tones dot the spaces in between Lo Village’s winding lyricism, which adopts a varying set of personalities and perspectives with which to view the glorious scene of an individual finally moving on.

“‘On Your Way’ exists as a reminder that the journey doesn’t begin until you look within and bet on yourself,” the band said of the song. “You will run in circles until this is understood. ‘Odo Nwom’ was a song we’d hear all the time at our parents’ functions growing up so it’s actually surreal being able to sample it.”


But Lo Village has no time for such cyclical problems: “I’m ready to go,” they sing. Carried by the sample of “Odo Nwom” and the band’s own love of bringing together an assortment of genre influences to create a track both emotionally and physically cathartic, “On Your Way” is an effervescent collision of R&B atmospherics and hip-hop poetics.

With two albums under their belts already — their debut Last Summer and For the Birds — Lo Village is far from newcomers. But their music has arrived at an important flashpoint of racial injustice in the United States. Their music embodies the collective contributions of Black artists to American music (from R&B and hip-hop to pop and rock) while also giving voice to the heart-wrenching but powerfully voiced violence being perpetuated against people of color.

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Visit Lo Village on their Twitter and Instagram to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements.

Words: Steven Ward

Listen to “On Your Way” the new single from Lo Village below!

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