“I’m too unique to kneel … There is a place that I call home, but it’s not where I am welcome,” Brittney Parks confides as Sudan Archives on the aptly titled “Confessions,” from her upcoming full-length debut album, Athena. The song is streaked with woozy bolts of violin as the singer-violinist frames her autobiographical lyrics with an arty pop-soul backing. In a world where so many pop singers contort themselves beyond recognition to appear generic and normal and predictably comforting, Sudan Archives is indeed too unique to kneel or otherwise conform to prevailing commercial standards. On her two EPs, the self-titled 2017 Sudan Archives and 2018’s Sink, the vocalist slips in and out of funky R&B idylls that are intercut with elements of psychedelia and coolly grooving world-music experimentation.
Moroccan Lounge, 901 E. First St., downtown L.A.; Tues., Nov. 5, 8 p.m.; $16; ages 21 & over. (213) 395-0610, www.themoroccan.com.