KIZZY CRAWFORD is a Welsh singer/songwriter of African heritage and last summer her catchy single ‘Progression’ won plenty of support both with its poppy/soulful musicality and the message in the music – growing up, confused and scared because of prejudice. That theme is also explored on ‘Golden Brown’ – one of the focus tracks on Kizzy’s debut album ‘The Way I Dream’.
The 11 tracker is an eclectic mix of blue-eyed soul, pop and folk and there are even two songs in Welsh – ‘Achub Fi’ and ‘Adlewyrchu Arnaf’ . Kizzy admits that her Welsh heritage is important to her. She finds the language has its own musicality and she’s proud to exploit that. ‘Real Love’ is another album highlight and possibly is the most immediately accessible track on the album – building to a catchy hook.
Commentators have compared Ms Crawford to people like Corrine Bailey Rae, Lianne La Havas and Laura Mvula and that might just encourage you to investigate when ‘The Way I Dream’ is released on Freestyle Records on October 25th