Sango announced that he’d be dropping his new album In The Comfort Of more than a year ago. However, the project didn’t come as soon as we expected, with the Soulection producer making us wait a good while (though he did bless us with De Mim, Pra Voce last March to tide us over). It looks like our wait will soon be over, though, as he’s gearing up to release the project this spring. To that effect, he’s teamed up with frequent collaborator Xavier Omär for the set’s newest single “Sweet Holy Honey.”
The song is technically an R&B ballad, but it definitely isn’t your usual. For one, Sango keeps the production in his eclectic wheelhouse. Harp, keys, synths and programmed drums build into a dreamy concoction that’s forward-leaning in sound but traditional in style. Of course, Xavier’s vocal is perfect over the melody and his lyrics take things in the opposite direction of what you’d expect. Rather than be about trying to get the girl of his dreams into bed, Xavier sings of restraining himself for his love.
“‘Sweet Holy Honey’ stems from cherishing the existence of women and the gift they bring to the world,” Sango told NPR. “When I approached Xavier Omär with this idea, I wanted him to write about how it may feel when you hold back the urge to have sex with a woman that you’re in love with. It’s not a typical love song.”
That sentiment is echoed in the track’s video. Showing the aftermath of a serious car crash, we see Sango pull Xavier from the car before venturing off to find help. After collapsing in the forest, magical female beings come to his aid, seemingly healing him with their touch.
We don’t know about you guys, but this song and video definitely have us intrigued. We’ll get to hear more when In The Comfort Of — which will also feature JMSN, Jesse Boykins III, Smino and more — arrives on March 16th. Peep the video for “Sweet Holy Honey” right here and head below for the album’s tracklist.
Sango In The Comfort Of tracklist:
1. His Name
2. Life Without God Is Nothing
3. Mateo 2.19 (feat. Romaro Franceswa & Dave B)
5. One More Thing
6. Dance for Blessings
7. Twogether (feat. Jesse Boykins III)
8. Chemistry (feat. JMSN)
9. Khlorine (feat. Smino)
10. Rude (feat. Jean Deaux)
11. Sweet Holy Honey (feat. Xavier Omär)
12. On Me (feat. Jon Bap)
13. When I’m Around You (feat. Naji)
14. Light-Skinned (feat. midnight)
16. Changing Channels (feat. James Vincent McMorrow)
17. Comfortable (feat. Ryan Ashley)