There are many memorable lyrics that stay with us, but one of the most powerful to my mind is “war is not the answer, only love can conquer hate” from Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’. It’s a message that all too often gets forgotten in today’s divided world, but has been captured perfectly in the latest single from Kenyan born singer/songwriter Naomi Wachira. ‘Beautifully Human’, taken from her upcoming album Song of Lament, speaks out about human equality and celebrating our differences rather than fearing them. Combining folky acoustic guitar, warm reggae rhythms and soulful, uplifting vocals, the track plays as a bright anthem of hope, but deep down within lies a firm resolve not to give in to the darkness that surrounds us. This a ray of sun to be cherished in this bleak landscape.