Denitia is a singer, a songwriter, a guitarist and producer who brings together pop, R&B,
electronic and alternative music in a way that’s hard to pin down, and that’s all right with her.
Denitia grew up in Baytown, Texas, just outside of Houston. By the age of 13, she was teaching herself to play guitar, and by the time she got to high school, she was writing original songs and was the bandleader for her church youth group. At 20 years old living in Nashville, Denitia released 3 EPs before finally landing in New York City. Brooklyn is where she took to the synth and electronic sounds that would become the backbone of future musical projects including denitia and sene. The duo toured extensively, releasing 2 EPs and 2 LPs, and then working with Red Bull and Rinse FM. They attracted acclaim from music blogs like the Fader, Stereogum, Rolling Stone, SPIN, and the NY Times.
Eager to work on different projects, in 2015 Denitia moved to The Rockaways, a quiet beach community at the outermost edge of NYC, and released a solo EP under her middle name, Adesuwa. After moving to her new beach-side residence, she found herself turning inward for inspiration. A stepping stone to the re-emergence of Denitia as a solo artist, Denitia dropped all the band names and aliases to continue recording and performing as a solo artist, under her first name. She set out to shed any protective layers and rediscover what songs and sounds came naturally to her. She wanted this story to have her name on it. In 2016, she created the Ceilings EP that released in 2017 on Brooklyn boutique label, Styles Upon Styles.
Denitia is currently releasing a series of singles and self-directed videos as a follow-up to the Ceilings EP. She is concurrently finishing her full length LP, a blend of electronic and organic sounds, journeying through QPOC visibility, nostalgia, tenderness, and the transformative power of love.
Pitchfork: “There’s a sense of vulnerability in her lyrics, but she sounds confident standing in
her own radiance.”
Stereogum: “Denitia’s vocals are sweet and sweeping, and they float gently over the
symphony of rivaling sounds.”
Pitchfork: “Denitia makes explicit that she’s at a crossroads, wandering towards a new
sound and maybe something more.”
Afropunk: “A genre-defying artist who modernizes both rock and soul.”
Village Voice: “Solo projects often involve a certain anxiety, what with the weight of
expectation, but Ceilings banishes those concerns from the opening chords.”
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