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Review: Desta French – Immigracious EP

In Blatantly Blunt Blog - Music, Lifestyle, Other, Soul by Katie Allen

London based Italian/Colombian artist Desta French drops ‘Immigracious’, a solid yet fluid EP which excels on every level, from concept to production. Raised in Camden, North London this eclectic and vibrant area has influences her artistry, alongside her Latin heritage. Ever since reigning supreme on Hype Machine, and showcasing her immense talent on Colors Berlin video with ‘Shame’ (over 1 million views), this soulful singer songwriter goes above and beyond.

Produced by Jamal Hadaway, it has a strong alt-R&B sound, with neo-soul grooves and sultry vocals reminiscent of  Aaliyah and Jessie Ware. Furthermore, Desta’s lyrical versatility covers conflicting emotions, relationship woes, unfortunate situations and confidently calls out those affecting her life in a less than positive way!

It opens with track ‘Know About This’, which is a seemingly bouncy upbeat song on first listen, with a bass line that bops while the song conveys a sassy prowess yet steely understated attitude.

Invited, which is La Isla Bonita-tinged with ethereal echoey vocals, about feeling slightly on edge and out of place in someones company, yet it appears they are always welcomed. ‘Remedy’, a stand out melancholy tune discussing when one questions if a certain heartfelt situation can be resolved. The video has a short film theme set in Italy, where Desta plays a distressed young woman in different surroundings and scenarios.

Her fourth relatable song ‘Mention’, puts to the forefront when a bothersome person keeps interfering in your life, becoming anxious that it’s escalating and how best to deal with it.

The last track ‘Needing You’ has a stellar wavy feel with summery vibes, juxtaposing when one is taken for granted and tired of being reliant on them for support, leading to unmet expectations and disappointment- we have all been there!

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