This could be Hope Tala's year.
Her mellifluous, hook-heavy, pop-saturated take on vintage R&B comes from a highly personal space, one redolent of emotional empathy and confessional support.
Starting her journey with 'All My Girls Like To Fight', the songwriter is gearing up to release new EP 'Girl Eats Sun' on October 30th.
It's a broad work, one that is rich in nuance and depth, while affording space for the listener to explore their own experiences.
She comments: At the core of ‘Girl Eats Sun’ is an assertion of confidence and boldness. The title is a paraphrase of ‘if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen’ - as the girl eating the sun I’m daring and fearless. I chose this title because I feel as if the songs and stories on this project are more vivid and inventive than anything I’ve released thus far, and I’ve pushed my sound in different, exciting directions.
New single 'Crazy' is "a fun love song" she comments, "the type of song I think we all need in these depressing times."
As always, though, it's structured in a sophisticated manner, with Hope Tala doubling against herself to present a song of unity and exploration.
She adds: The lyric of the chorus has a double meaning - it’s about telling someone they can go crazy and have a good time on the dancefloor, but also that you can tell that they like you and it’s all good because the feelings are reciprocated - they don’t need to hold back, they can go 'Crazy'.
Clash has nabbed a new video featuring a stripped back Hope Tala performance - tune in now.
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