Poppy Ajudha (Credit: Tom Rowland)
'Cranes In The Sky'

Poppy Ajudha doesn't doff her cap to just anyone, y'know.

After all, she doesn't have to - currently, she's one of the most sought after vocalists in the country, recently packing out a special showcase at The Great Escape.

A few weeks back, though, she unveiled a special salute to an artist - and a song - that clearly means a lot to her.

Performing at Clash Live @ Metropolis, Poppy Ajudha signalled to her keyboard player, dappling notes across the exquisite soundsystem.

Rolling into the vocal, she began twisted and turning through 'Cranes In The Sky', from the Solange album 'A Seat At The Table'.

The rhythm suddenly clicks into gear, and you can feel the ground moving beneath your feet, the forward motion rushing the crowd toward the stage, removing the barrier between performer and audience.

It's a wonderful rendition, finding fresh room in a song that we know so well, but is suddenly rendered in a startlingly new way.

Tune in now.

Austrian microphone manufacturer LEWITT supply high-quality recording and performance microphones for the Clash Live @ Metropolis series. All tracks recorded at the shows utilise LEWITT equipment which are in turn mixed by Metropolis Studios for everybodies listening pleasure. Also shout out the good folks at Turbosound, Midas Consoles, LabGruppen and all the Metropolis Studios crew who put heart and soul into hosting the best monthly recorded live session in town!

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