A merging of neo-soul, pop and hip-hop with lo-fi beats and serene guitar lines, that’s the essence of Florence-born singer Birthh.
Having already built a cult following in her homeland, the singer’s next stop is conquering Europe, starting with her debut show in London next month. And what better way to welcome herself to the scene with an enchanting new single?
Her latest track ‘Yello / Concrete’ was written alone in a windowless room on a blisteringly warm day in Los Angeles. Birthh had decided to quickly pen a beat for a rapper she had met in Chicago then head to the beach, her plans were foiled however after striking an inspiration goldmine.
“I rolled a couple of joints and made two different beats. I panned one on the left and one on the right, and against all odds it sounded surprisingly nice and organic,” she recalls. Shortly after that, the song began to take shape, with layers of backing vocals, bass, and other details adding to the multi-sensory project. “When I was done I went out to buy some water and realised it was midnight. I’d worked on the song for fourteen hours non-stop. I’m not sure how that happened, but I’m glad it did.”