Hope Tala – Tiptoeing

West London talent Hope Tala seems to be that one artist right now who turns everything she touches into gold.

Recently chosen by Clara Amfo as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record In The World, Tiptoeing’ is an intricately crafted bossa nova inspired R&B cut that was created in collaboration with Greg Kurstin (who produced Adele’s return track, ‘Easy On Me’).

“‘Tiptoeing’ is about the dance we do when we’re at the threshold of romance. It’s about treading carefully when you’re not quite sure what the other person is feeling, but desperately wanting to take a risk because you’re young and life is short.”

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Hauskey – One Minute (feat. Hope Tala)

This is Hauskey’s first collaborative effort, and it’s a good one! ‘Fake Friends’ calls out all the so-called ‘new friends’ who are caught making false promises, and jumping clear before they’ve barely managed to introduce themselves.

“Fake, fair-weather friends. Seems to be plenty, especially in the music industry. Being from a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, I don’t handle bullshit all that well, and can’t stand people who aren’t genuine. This song wrote itself, but I’m pretty proud of the ‘friend to finished in one minute’ line. It says everything.” – Hauskey

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Hope Tala – All My Girls Like To Fight

Track of the week. A confident and self-assured fusion of pop and mellow RnB, encased in Spanish guitar and served with masterly lyricism.

“I grew up on good stories, and have always been driven by a desire to craft my own. Writing ‘All My Girls Like To Fight’ was the first time I felt like I was really constructing an expansive narrative in a song. I wanted to create a visually rich tale steeped in drama and intrigue to match the suspenseful Spanish guitar chords we started with in the studio, and wanted to portray women as having strength and agency in the narrative.

Taken from the upcoming EP ‘Girl Eats Sun’ out soon via PMR/ EMI/ Republic Records.

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