On the track, a soft beat drips underneath sultry verses as her vocals instantly mesmerize. It builds towards a soulful and seductive refrain as she urges, “Give me pleasure for pleasure.” The breathy vocals and organic instrumentation perfectly complement her dynamic delivery with depth and nuance. Bringing the song to life, the accompanying visual fixates on a closeup of India as she sings to the camera, captivating between each and every cut. “EXCHANGE is by far the sexiest song I’ve ever written” says India. “It’s about love, pleasure, and reciprocity. As I evolve in my career and womanhood, it’s becoming increasingly important to show up as my whole self, sexy and sensual included.”
It picks up the momentum she ignited with 2021’s BEFORE WE GO EP. Beyond tallying over 10 million-plus streams, the project earned widespread critical acclaim. OKAYPLAYER named it one of “14 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To” and hailed it as “lush, moody, and reflective.” Snobette dubbed it “a sweetly smooth seven-song r&b project,” and HotNewHipHop summed it up as “perfect for R&B lovers.” Among many highlights, NPR applauded the single “DON’T PLAY WITH MY HEART” as “70s nostalgia at its finest, with a stank-face inducing bassline.”
Right now, she’s preparing more music for release very soon.
It’s about to be the summer of India Shawn.