In August, Berhana shared the Amén cut “Like A Habit,” which Rolling Stone featured as a Song You Need To Know. It falls somewhere between the momentous push-and-pull of vintage vocal house and the lush soundscapes of Janet Jackson’s more club-centric Y2K-era hits, but Berhana puts a distinct stamp on it with his yearning croon and agile verses. Watch the video here.
Lead single “Gone” — which LA tastemaker station KCRW describes as “icy cool, while simultaneously nice and warm” — pays tribute to Abebe Bikila, the Ethiopian Olympic marathoner who, while running barefoot, won Gold medals in back-to-back Olympics in the 1960s. Watch the video here.