T I R Z A H
PATTERNS, BRIGHTON - SATURDAY APRIL 6TH 2019 (18+)
The Essex-born performer has been at the centre of the vital post-grime and UK garage sound of London for the better half of a decade but it’s only now that her work has come to full fruition. The her new full-length album 'Devotion' is written and produced with musician, composer and childhood friend, Micachu, and it’s a downbeat excursion into the moody inner life of an talented lyricist. There are songs about the complexity and conflict of very human, very confusing feelings , while a faltering bass line carries through a tumbledown assemblage of samples and vocal cutups. Track titles like ‘Gladly,’ ‘Guilty’ and ‘Reach’ reveal their emotional tone with a single word, while Micachu’s dilapidated beats underscore the brittle nature of desire and romance.
Loud & Quiet – 7/10
“A bold statement of intent from a young artist who already sounds as if she’s carved out her own niche.”