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Speech Debelle - Better Days



Speech Debelle Better Days
Speech Debelle - Better Days
(Download) Big Dada BDDNL149, 2009-08-03

Speech Debelle returns with one of the standout cuts from her hugely acclaimed debut album, Speech Therapy. Featuring a chorus from another debut artist making waves this year, Micachu, Better Days is a harder hitting, more beat-led piece of hip hop than some of her earlier releases, but loses none of their emotional charge. The single also features bonus track, Where Do We Go? - a jazzy little number over which Speech ranges lyrically from the personal to the global. With Speech Therapy already being tipped as one of the albums of the year, Better Days is a reminder just why so many people are getting so excited about this young South Londoner… BUT NO PROMO FOR US ON THIS ONE ALAS...

Speech Debelle Better Days
Speech Debelle - Better Days
(Download) Big Dada BDDNL149, 2009-08-03

Tracklisting :
01. Better Days feat. Micachu
02. Where Do We Go?

Links :
myspace.com/speechdebellemusic
myspace.com/speechuk
uk.youtube.com/SpeechDebelleTV
speechdbelleblog.blogspot.com
facebook.com
bigdada.com
myspace.com/bigdadarecords

Press Release :
"I got a half cup of hope/And I'm sippin' slow"

Speech Debelle returns with one of the standout cuts from her hugely acclaimed debut album, "Speech Therapy". Featuring a chorus from another debut artist making waves this year, Micachu, "Better Days" is a harder hitting, more beat-led piece of hip hop than some of her earlier releases, but loses none of their emotional charge.

Produced by Plutonic Lab during Speech's stay in Australia, Ms Debelle returned to Blighty without a chorus in place. After various ideas for singers were mooted she settled on Micachu, who could add a distinctive and distinctly British soul to proceedings. The result is blazing - swinging, snapping drums contrasted with deep double bass and acoustic guitar, Speech's clever, incisive, real lyrics and the unexpected twists of Micachu's melancholy chorus. As NME has already put it, it's "a slow-burning slice of pop that's both unsettlingly gloomy and joyously uplifitng."

The single also features bonus track, "Where Do We Go?" - a jazzy little number over which Speech ranges lyrically from the personal to the global.

With "Speech Therapy" already being tipped as one of the albums of the year, "Better Days" is a reminder just why so many people are getting so excited about this young South Londoner….

PRESS:
"Extraordinary" - The Times
"A seriously brilliant album… Surely a star in the making." - Sunday Times
"A brilliant new album." - Observer Music Monthly
"A terrific record." - Word
"Terrific." - Uncut
"Startlingly good" - The Guardian
"One to seriously watch" - NME
"One of British pop music's most intense, intelligent visionaries of this - or any other - decaede" - Plan B
"Potent, precious, poignant. Star of the year already" - DJ
"A superstar in the making" - Update
"A true star in the making" - Music Week
"Just the right amount of attitude and smarts... Unique - and uniquely British" - Pitchfork
"A luscious original with incredible lyrics." - Independent
"One eye on the streets and one eye on the top." - Time Out
"Like no hip hop record you've ever heard" - Dazed & Confused
"We're hooked on figuring her out..." - NME
"Ripping up the UK urban scene... As fresh as a daisy" - Mojo
"A tremendous debut album… a pretty special voice." - The List
The best thing to hit British hip hop in years." - Fashion Music Style
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