While he may not be a household name, Loren Oden is familiar to many in numerous circles. While his soulful voice may be heard as the lead on Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s group, The Midnight Hour, Oden is set to release his debut album My Love My Heart (Linear Labs) on May 1, which was produced and orchestrated by multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge.
In anticipation of the release, he shares the video for “Queen,” the new single off the forthcoming album.
“’Queen’ is a song of encouragement to young black women. Being a father with daughters, I felt that it was important to create music to encourage my girls as well as any other young women growing up in this heavily male-dominated world,” notes Oden. “What better way of displaying that than to have my daughters Sundae’, Mikaylah and Ariana, as well as my niece and Adrian’s daughter Tomiko Younge in the music video. Their constant growth, strength and perseverance gives me hope for the future.”