Discovery: Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez

The unique voice of American jazz singer Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez will have you enraptured.

By Graeme Smith

In new track Unarmed that voice is accompanied by easy double-bass, hints of piano and subtle percussion. Everything is so understated and Raina is allowed to pour out her emotion through cryptic lyrics. Unarmed is a creates atmosphere through passion and an energy of something akin to quiet rage.

Based in New York, Raina sings about personal, social and political disconnect. Her debut EP will be out later this year. For now, check out Unarmed below.