London’s extraordinary Poppy Ajudha has shared new single ‘White Water’ – tune in now.
Playing a show at North London’s Jazz Cafe that same evening, these are bold times for the songwriter, whose deft fusion of jazz and neo-soul is rendered in a highly personal style.
New song ‘White Water’ is online now, and it explores facets of the immigrant experience, the manner in which they are often forced to strip back aspects of their own heritage and identity to fit in with Western culture.
Poppy explains: “They are taught that this is the only way they will be accepted and while doing so the bar is set higher each time, disabling them from ever being able to keep their heads above water…”
Of course, the musicality of ‘White Water’ is just as rich as Poppy’s previous work; the rhythmic flurries echo broken beat, while her surging, impassioned vocal retains that velvet edge.