Maxine Ashley, also known for being the ubiquitous Pharrell’s protégé, is exhibiting some pretty distinct hereditary traits on stand-out single and new video Perpetual Nights. Maxine released her EP Mood Swings back in October and it quietly buzzed away, lacking the pizazz to capture people’s attention during that season of pop diva releases. But it seems like now the market is primed- old school funk and R&B are practically commonplace in top 40 tracks, and sensual nuance has been made accessible by guys like Pharrell and Justin Timberlake. The video release has forced a more intentional listen to the EP and I keep finding more and more reasons to love this girl. Here is the video for Perpetual Nights, enjoy her fashionable restraint and soulful reverence to past greats. Check out her full EP here, and my favorite tracks below.