Last weekend, we heard new music from Desta Dawn, a rising R&B singer from Oakland. Influenced by local legends like Goapele and Keyshia Cole, she has potential to be the Bay Area’s next R&B star. While Bay Area music shaped the sound of her last mixtape, 602, Desta Dawn shared that her Ethiopian background has inspired much of the music on her upcoming project, My Black Love.
Desta Dawn’s recently released single, Set Me Free is a free flowing R&B ballad which showcases her soulful and honest voice. With an acoustic guitar-led melody and laid back beat, this is the perfect song to sit back and relax to. Give it a listen below.
Written by: Faiz Haque
Stream her music on SoundCloud