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  • To Hell With It [Parlophone EP, 2021] A
  • Take Me Home [Parlophone EP, 2022] A-

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To Hell With It [Parlophone EP, 2021]
This TikTok-launched 21-year-old Anglo-Kenyan ex-film student was a phenom in the U.K. for well over a year before I tripped over her while trawling Spotify, where I expect many of her hooks have already enjoyed long viral lives decorating lesser music. These 10 songs clock in at 18:36 total and are most often loosely anchored by pattering beats and/or tiny keyb figures solider than her irresistibly whispery soprano, with every one some kind of gem or lesser bauble. A genius who's had problems with her A levels, a shopgirl who can now buy the shop, she has problems with love because who doesn't, although a father who long ago relocated Stateside can't be helping. Wish her well as her art turns into a career, which she knows is inevitable and is never easy for anybody. A

Take Me Home [Parlophone EP, 2022]
Just in time for Christmas, well over a year after her debut mini-album, no more or less than three new songs/tracks. She pronounces "liar" to rhyme with "see ya" because she knows all too well that truly seeing her is well beyond his capabilities. She's injudicious enough to check out the new message on her bf's phone when she goes downstairs to make his coffee the way he likes it. She wants to be young forever or at least till she's 25 but on the current evidence would be better off rushing the next phase some. A-