During elementary school your teacher used this bamboo percussion instrument called a “rainstick.” She flipped it upside down and pebbles fabricated precipitation drizzling in the wilderness, alongside birds chittering. Bongo drums accompany Kidä’s sultry roar, reminiscent of a 2009 “Un-Break My Heart” Toni Braxton. Wonderland Magazine premiered Kidä’s track “Girls” on March 21. “Girls” takes an eye-opening look at primitive emotions which run deep during a romantic fling and the mistrust that can follow.

When Kidä’s Ava Leoncavallo initially made the move from New York City to Los Angeles, she sang back-up vocals for Pharrell, Natasha Bedingfield and Carly Simon. Leoncavallo had a brief stint in London but ultimately landed at Montreal’s Red Bull Music Academy. Ava has credited West African kora instrumentalist Ballaké Sissok as her afflatus. Vice Media’s Noisey and i-D debuted Kidä’s first two singles “Snakes” and “Bone Mother” because they were clearly entranced by her girl power goodness.

Experience her latest number “Girls” below:

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