Wynter Gordon, a singer/songwriter best known for her club hits "Dirty Talk," "Buy My Love" and her vocals on Flo Rida's top 5 2009 single "Sugar," is going the D.I.Y. route. Though still signed to current label Atlantic/Big Beat after the release of her single "Still Getting Younger," Gordon is prepping a self-released collection of four free EPs called "The Human Condition" - the first of which, "Doleo" (Latin for "pain") is out July 9.
Each EP will explore a different emotion (look for "love and lust" next) and sees Gordon exploring all sorts of genres that go beyond her dance-pop niche, with all the songs written by Gordon. "Doleo"'s lead single "Stimela" (exclusive stream premiere below), for example, was inspired by Hugh Masekala's anti-apartheid song of the same name and features a chorus sung in Zulu and African-pop production reminiscent of early-80s Genesis and solo Phil Collins. Elsewhere, Gordon explores rock, trip-hop and what she calls "down-south hip hop and Celtic, classical music" that delves into deeper thematic material than the bubbly dance cuts for which she's best known.