Malka - Let It Go (Tantrum Records)
|Malka - Let It Go|
Release Date: 30th March 2015
Rather excitingly, I have in my possession the new single from promising new solo project Malka coming out of London town. 'Let It Go' (no, not that one) is already a BBC 6 Music favourite with Lauren Laverne giving it steady airplay and you see why immediately. Combining a child-like vocal, Afro beats, playground chanting, electro melodies and some beautiful layering of harmonies this is a triumph of originality and it oozes freshness. In terms of comparison you'd have to be thinking of some collaboration between Regina Spektor, Kate Nash, the Waitresses and the Bangles as produced by Vampire Weekend in a studio somewhere in downtown Cape Town. This is music to dance to with a complete disregard for any watching eyes and a real sense of freedom in your movement and your spirit. Truly uplifting new music is such a rarity these days so it's great to hear and even more pleasing to have my greasy mitts on it. All mine....
More information: https://www.facebook.com/malkamakesmusic/timeline
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