Home Truths With Jazz-Leaning Popster BLAKE

“BLAKE is a New Zealand-born songwriter who has navigated her way to the UK, finding a new home in London’s dense network of creative communities,” Robin Murray writes for Clash magazine.

“Along the way she’s gathered new experiences, fresh influences, all of this helping to develop her own voice into something truly unique,” Murray writes.

“Fresh from a packed out show at London jazz hub Ronnie Scott’s, BLAKE is ready to unveil the first sign of her incoming EP.

“‘Home Truth’ is a jazz-leaning slice of alt-pop, the sound of someone retaining their class as they issue a dressing down to a would-be significant other.

“It’s propelled by BLAKE’s biting delivery, her voice relishing every line, but it’s also remarkably subtle – from the slight hip-hop feel to the beat and the sun-burned guitar line.

“It’s an addictive start, one we’re happy to share – we’ll enjoy seeing where BLAKE goes next.”

Original article by Robin Murray, Clash, April 10, 2019.

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