Hunnah celebrates Blackness on the soulful “Appreciate”

Toronto singer-songwriter Hunnah has shared her latest video “Appreciate,” a warm ode to the beauty of brown skin and the desire to truly be seen. Over soulful drums, handclaps, and twinkling synths, Hunnah’s voice sways between her lower, more syrupy tones and soft falsetto. “I think that I like myself sometimes,” she sings on the track’s pre-chorus.

In the bright, sun-kissed visuals, the singer and her crew don fits as colorful as the world around them, down to Hunnah’s baby pink box braids. “This song came from conversations with friends about feeling unappreciated and unseen as Black women moving through the world and specifically in the realm of dating,” Hunnah said in a statement about the track. “This desire to be desired, to be seen and appreciated is something that I often run from but this song and project overall is me diving into this vulnerability and exploring these often unvoiced desires.”

The singer’s forthcoming second EP, Unloved, is due this fall. Watch the video for “Appreciate” above.