Sudan Archives Debuts “NBPQ (Topless)”

Sudan Archives has released a new single, “NBPQ (Topless).” The singer/songwriter's brand new single is now available via DSPs
Sudan Archives photo by Ally Green

Sudan Archives has released a new single, “NBPQ (Topless)” described by the singer as “my autobiography.” She begins by wondering “Sometimes I think that if I was light skin / Then I would get in to all the parties” and reminiscing about her childhood pop duo with her twin sister Catherine, and how all she wanted to do was “watch Sailor Moon / Smoke weed and stare up at the moon,” before breaking into a confident stride and declaring, “I’m not average.” “NBPQ (Topless)” features previous singles “Selfish Soul,” and celebration of the domestic life “Home Maker”. “(NBPQ) Topless” was written and produced by Sudan Archives, Simon on the Moon, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Ben Dickey.

She explains that the song is “about my insecurities that I have being a brown skin Black female in the world and how to navigate through that while facing American beauty standards. It’s a song of redemption and freedom.” Sudan also confirms her second album will be titled Natural Brown Prom Queen, and includes “NBPQ (Topless)”.

North America – Summer Dates

Jul 8 – Montreal, QC – Montréal Jazz Festival
Jul 9-10 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Folk Festival
Jul 24 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
Jul 29 – Denver, CO – The Underground Music Showcase
Jul 30 – Omaha, NE – Maha Festival

UK & Europe – Summer Dates

Aug 19-21 – Hamburg, DE – MS Dockville Festival
Aug 23 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
Aug 25 – London, UK – All Points East
Aug 26 – Stockholm, SE – Popaganda Festival
Aug 26-28 – Darmstadt, DE – Golden Leaves Festival
Aug 28 – Edinburgh, UK – Connect Festival
Aug 30 – Brighton, UK – Patterns
Sep 1-4 – Salisbury, UK – End of the Road Festival
Sep 3 – Bristol, UK – FORWARDS Festival
Sept 24 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
Sept 25 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Music Club
Sept 26 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
Sept 27 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Sep 29 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Sept 30 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune
Oct 1 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Oct 4 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
Oct 5 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
​​Oct 7 – Toronto, ON – Axis
Oct 8 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson
Oct 10 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Oct 11 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
Oct 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere (The Hall)
Oct 14 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
Oct 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Sound Series Block Party
Oct 17 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
Oct 18 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Oct 19 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
Oct 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room

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