We’ve got ten tracks to kickstart your day from London’s favourite new vocalist, Bo Rocha. Here’s her ‘You’ve Come A Long Way Baby/Long Way To Go’ playlist.
In her own words, Bo Rocha’s track “Angel Eyes” is about, “being a bad bitch.” The classically trained vocalist had an epiphany at an Erykah Badu gig (we’ve all been there) back in 2003 and ever since centred her sound around a rather more pop selection of hooks. Not your usual indigestible pop though, Bo’s take is sleeker and seductive, with sweeping vocals we can only liken to the Queen of Heartbreak, Lana Del Rey.
As the Londoner takes off on her own path, after releasing work in various projects of the last three years, we’ll be paying close attention. Currently, we’ve got two songs to learn by heart, so until the next track drops, we’ll be listening to this playlist on repeat to try and gauge her next move.
Death Grips – ‘Get Got’
“Death Grips forever.”
Erykah Badu – ‘… & On’
“Analogue girl in a digital world.”
Kendrick Lamar – ‘How Much A Dollar Cost’
“Beautiful story. And the chords remind me of ‘Pyramid Song’ by Radiohead which is a great thing.”
J Dilla feat. Common & D’Angelo – ‘So Far To Go’
“Summer is coming.”
The Doors – ‘Crawling King Snake’
“A special record to me that I listened a lot to as a teenager.”
Thomas Newman – ‘American Beauty’
“So emotive and unnerving. I have this soundtrack on a lot when I’m writing.”
Dean Blunt – ‘The Pedigree’
“Call me when your heart is empty.”
Tirzah – ‘Inside Out’
“Great song from my girl.”
Tyler, The Creator – ‘PILOT’
“Staying cloud level.”
Rae Sremmurd – ‘No Type’
“Still not old”
‘Angel Eyes’ by Bo Rocha is out now.