Case Study: ESKA
Zimbabwe born, Lewisham raised and now Mercury Prize nominated Eska Mtungwazi is a multi-talented artist, one that we’re very proud to have supported here at the PRS for Music Foundation via Women Make Music. Having had a lengthy and varied journey so far, including but not limited to working with the likes of Grace Jones and Anthony Tidd, followed by an 18 month break from music entirely.
In April this year ESKA released her long awaited debut LP, to much acclaim from far flung corners of the music world, as well as the National broadsheets:
“I can’t remember when I last heard anything this enchanting or inventive.” **** The Guardian.
“Touching, powerful, experimental and sensuous.” ***** The Independent.
“The finest female vocalist in the UK.” The Telegraph.
In their own words:
“Eska’s LP ESKA is a record full of wonder in itself. It is a record to pore over for hours, days, weeks, a lifetime. It is a place where you can lose yourself in the details, and Eska’s rich, warm ambition. It is a record made by an ordinary woman with an extraordinary talent, spreading her wings at last, letting go, taking flight.”
Below, you can watch the latest video for Shades Of Blue which was premiered here.
Be sure to buy tickets for Eska’s show at The Islington Assembly Hall on November 27th 2015. Hit this link.