What? Singer-songwriter-producer mixing up future R&B with deft touches of electronica and jazz.
From where? Devon born, now London-based.
What’s the story? British soul singer Rosie Lowe is staring down the barrel of a stellar year if the giddy words of critics and tastemakers are to be believed. Her musical talent is one being bandied around as a sure fire success story for 2016, particularly now she’s just announced the release of debut LP, Control.
Over the last 18 months, Rosie has attracted an ever-spiralling wave of plaudits and praise, in part due to the steady drip feed of singles such as Who's That Girl?, Water Came Down and How'd You Like It.
The synthesised soul music of these releases has teased much anticipation for her debut LP, produced in cahoots with the Invisible’s Dave Okumu. She manages to combine heartbreak with computer glitches to captivating effect. The album is due for release on Paul Epworth’s Wolf Tone imprint on 19 February and should seal the deal for her this year.
Sounds like? A classy, emotive blend of Laura Mvula, The xx and Hyperdub’s Jessy Lanza. If you like digital soul music, then Rosie’s record needs to be on your must-buy list.
Predicted to? Control could be the sleeper hit which bags her a Mercury nod.
Must hear? Her latest track Woman is arguably her best yet. Listen below… and catch her on tour in February.
Photo credit - Warren Duprez and Nick Thornton-Jones