Tirzah – Devotion

«Devotion» is very much a journey. It’s a deeply personal hallucination of British RnB at its best, where the rough edges of Micachu’s famously experimental sonic scraps are softened by Tirzah’s melancholy. An odd keyboard melody opens ‘Basic Need’ before dissolving into a slow groove of musings on a crumbling relationship: “I won’t let you leave, I can see through you.” While there’s something to be said for comparing Tirzah’s sound to the cool neo-soul of Seattle’s THEESatisfaction and the dance-imbued RnB of fellow Londoner Katy B–Devotion is very much its own peculiar construction, built on the sad streets and gloomy days of a forever breaking heart.