Inspired by mixtape culture, New York-based soul singer Sophia Bastian wanted to pay homage to trip hop legends Portishead’s “Glory Box” and the result is an eerie but seductive jam, Bastian calls “Gloryboxed.” Adding to the old school feel, is the video that Bastain co-directed. 

I think 2013 may be a big year for Bastain. She has a great voice, and her overall sound is pretty timeless. Girl has opened for the Roots both in NYC and in LA, so if that doesn’t convince you that she’s legit, I don’t know what else will convince you.