Celebrating 75 years since the Windrush generation, British-Caribbean singer-songwriter Adannay unveils her latest single “Send For Me,” an emotionally charged track that dives into the untold stories of the children left behind in the Caribbean when their parents migrated to the UK.
The song is an evocative blend of Jamaican Mento and contemporary Afropop, with Adannay’s signature harmonies and thoughtful lyrics painting a vivid picture of this poignant part of history.
“Send For Me” stands out not only for its unique musical composition but also for its deep personal connection to Adannay’s family history. The track features actual conversations between Adannay and her elders, adding a layer of authenticity and personal touch to the narrative.
Speaking about the song, Adannay expressed her desire to honor the lesser-known aspects of Windrush’s legacy, focusing on truth, nuance, and empathy rather than judgement.
The single was officially launched at an event at Brixton House on November 27. The event aimed to celebrate the impact of Caribbean music in the UK and will feature notable guests including rapper Gaika and musical director Chris Cameron, highlighting the richness of the Caribbean’s musical heritage and its influence on British music.
“Send For Me” marks the beginning of a series of releases leading up to Adannay’s new EP, slated for release in early 2024. This project is set to be Adannay’s most personal and ambitious to date, delving into family history, the legacies of the Windrush generation, and the experiences of being queer and Black in the UK today.
Hailing from South London, Adannay has been making waves since the release of her debut EP “Her Favourite Song” in 2018. Her music, which layers Caribbean folk and Gospel elements with neo-soul vocals and an alt-pop sound, has earned her recognition and support from platforms like BBC Introducing.
Influenced by artists such as Kojey Radical, Nao, and Little Simz, ADANNAY continues to weave stories of queer Black joy and resistance into her music, creating tracks that resonate with listeners on multiple levels.
Listen to “Send For Me” here!