Gio Varchi is someone to be excited about.

The New York-born Taiwanese-Italian artist is based in Tokyo, so we couldn’t get any more international than that. That, however, is not the most interesting thing about her. One of the most impressive things I’ve heard in the contemporary r&b / soul scene in a while.

The slow-motion future beats which are the base of “Butterflies” are the perfect stage for her soothing, yet staggering vocals. Everything from melody to lyrics’ depth are a reason to stop the world and completely submerge in this tune.

I’m running out on fumes I’m not even in the mood to fight back

If you dig legends like Jhene Aiko, H.E.R, or iamddb then you’re in for a treat.