East-London-based artist and creative Taloula flaunts a self-enlightened approach across her new funk-infused offering ‘DANGER’ – taken from her hotly-anticipated debut album coming later this year.
Deftly exploring nostalgic elements of R&B, Soul and Hip-Hop, the rising singer, songwriter and producer displays a rare vocal poise, delivering high-grade attitude and playful psychedelia across her latest cut. Floating atop spacey synths and rolling basslines, flowering into brassy jazz breaks, the track – self-produced by Taloula with silky trumpet touches from Jackson Mathod (Stormzy, Jordan Rakei), feels like a call to attention that will continue the growing hype around this exciting multi-hyphenate talent. Taloula celebrates self-realisation and exploration, her glossy vocal layering dissolving into airy break beats, opening pockets for her to fill with wisdom and a refreshingly classy sonic aesthetic. Maintaining that poise whilst communicating the unnerving journey of vulnerability with an aim to inspire a new wave of free-thinkers, only serves to underline the quality on display.
Speaking on the record, Taloula mentions: “‘DANGER’ is about encouraging and celebrating the power that we all have within us. I used to live through the opinions of others, never listening to my inner voice due to fear and lack of confidence. It has been a long journey to understand that I have a voice, that I am allowed to have my own opinions. Now I can embrace fear with wisdom and enlighten my inner self with confidence and playfulness.”