Her debut EP, the Right Thing, is a collaboration with producers Kwes and Dave Okumu of the Invisible, both capable of creating a ruffled sumptuousness, shiny surfaces with bumps and kinks. Her cameo appearance on Night Slugs alum Lil Silva's recent deep house anthem No Doubt didn't really offer any idea of her worth or her own work. The multi-instrumentalist who sort of but not quite evinces a childhood exposed to the voices of Ella Fitzgerald and Bjork, who knows a thing or two about loops, pitch-shifting and distortion, and who is backed by an all-female band onstage, is a sonic adventurer in the guise of a stylish androgen.
The four songs on her EP, by the way, are all fabulous – it really is an EP of the year. Think a more machinic Mvula, or an xx-rated Sade. The title track is our kind of spacious, lightly-enhanced heartbreak R&B, with beats – gentle detonations, really – reminiscent of first-album Drake. 10k Balloons is almost folkish, with a superbly clear vocal backed by soft guitar strums and assorted echoes of silence. Games, from its title in, suggests high-life drama with a hint of sleaze ("Won't you save me from these guilty games?"), and if that doesn't get you, the killer chord changes will. Finally, there's Me and Your Ghost, a skewed synth hymn of spectral power with glitchy interference and atonal interruptions, like Rose Royce's Wishing on a Star refixed by Kid 606. Let's just say the action packed experimentalist brings you the fucking slow jams.
Words: The Guardian