Orion Sun at Made In America 2018 | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com
Philly’s Orion Sun shines on NPR Music’s Slingshot Artist To Watch list
In fall 2017 NPR Music and VuHaus‘ public radio network announced Slingshot, a collective effort of public music stations to elevate emerging artists they’ve discovered and want to share with the world. Since then many of the artists it showcased have become household names in radio and streaming playlists across the country and beyond; Tash Sultana, Ruston Kelly, Phoebe Bridgers, Tierra Whack, Dermot Kennedy, J.S. Ondara to name a few.
Today, NPR Music has released a list of 20 Slingshot Artists To Watch for 2019 – including Philly singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Orion Sun. WXPN’s John Vettese speaks to why she deserves a spot on the list:
“The bright melodies, classic beats and life-affirming lyrics that Philadelphia’s Orion Sun crafts are hard not to love… she honed her craft through home recording, and her creative vision is fueled by well-chosen touchpoints: Stevie Wonder’s classic soul, Lauryn Hill’s self-assured rap and R&B fusion, Frank Ocean’s genre-defying fearlessness.”
Check out the full spotlight on Orion Sun and the other 19 artists chosen for this years #NPRSlingshot Artists To Watch list over at NPR Music.