But watch out for that surprise ending...

London riser Rasharn Powell is able to blend superb songwriting with elements of the unexpected.

Take his new single 'Hiroshima'. A real slow burner, it's languid R&B appeal is matched to the kind of rawness you only really get from London artists.

There's a grit in his sound, something exemplified on recent single ‘Warm In These Blue Jeans’ but only amplified here.

It builds in a subtle but overwhelming fashion, leading to that hazy guitar solo before the sudden ending, the surprise full stop.

A bold move, it underlines the sheer confidence running through Rasharn Powell's artistry. Tune in now.

Rasharn Powell is curating a show at Hackney’s The Glove That Fits tonight (May 2nd) with Spoort and special guests. Catch him at The Great Escape (May 11th - 13th) next weekend.

Photo Credit: Sabb Adams

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