Poppy Ajudha is only 20 years old but there's a sense of the timeless in her music.
Perhaps it comes from her influences. Steeped in jazz and soul, the singer's delivery recalls Ella FitzGerald or even Amy Winehouse, allied to the spirituality of Alice Coltrane or Pharoah Sanders.
Working with Indigo Soul, the singer will release new track 'David's Song' on September 11th. It's an incredible introduction to a brave talent, one unafraid to be opening emotional amidst a sweeping, exploratory sonic landscape.
Poppy comments: "I wrote the song forDavid Turay, agood friend and an amazing saxophonist (who’s virtuosic playing is sampled in the song). David passed away in late November last year. The song is for him, for me and for anyone who has lost someone close to them. Writing it was the only way I could make sense of what I was feeling. Mostly I wish he could have known how much we cared about him, and I feel like I’m telling him every time I sing his song."
A wonderfully open piece of music, it finds Poppy challenging herself as never before. The song bulges and creaks at the seams with ideas threatening to burst forth, but it's all held together by that supple, emotive voice.
Check it out now.