London underground talent Tirzah has revealed her much anticipated debut album ‘Devotion’ and track ‘Gladly’ – via Domino – and you can listen to it now on the Shoot Music – New Releases playlist.
Arriving on the back of a lauded run of releases on Greco Roman, ‘Devotion’ shines a brilliant new light on Tirzah’s unique experimental pop, exquisitely soulful voice and potent contemporary lyricism.
Written and produced in collaboration with long-time friend and collaborator Micachu, the album’s hallmarks are rooted in a fresh, raw emotion and feeling. The first track taken from Devotion comes in the form of ‘Gladly’.
The Essex-born performer has been at the centre of the vital post-grime and UK garage sound of London for the better half of a decade but it’s only now that her work has come to full fruition, delivering what feels like a landmark debut LP.
Recorded mostly in the shared houses and makeshift studios of her South London crew of artists and friends, all while life – and love – happened in the meantime, ‘Devotion’ is a downbeat excursion into the moody inner life of an unusually talented lyricist.
‘Devotion’ is very much a journey, positioning Tirzah as a unique contemporary soul voice. It’s a deeply personal hallucination of British RnB at its best, very much its own peculiar construction, built on the sad streets and gloomy days of a forever breaking heart.