Janelle Monáe’s new track “What Is Love” which was written and recorded for the upcoming animated film Rio 2 had a lot of tropical and warm island beats surrounding it. It was an upbeat and fun track. With Sango’s reimaging of the track, it retains all of the percussion but gets even heavier making the experience almost more tribal. The chanting and hand claps in the background and brought forward to join Monáe’s vocals. The synths add a majestic feel to the new track.
Sango’s Da Rocinha 2 album is available now via BandCamp.