Music Is A Mission

To content | To menu | To search

Speech Debelle - Go Then, Bye



Speech Debelle Go Then Bye
Speech Debelle - Go Then, Bye
(Download) Big Dada BDDNL141, 2009-05-25

The third single from Speech Debelle's forthcoming debut album, "Speech Therapy", is the remarkable "Go Then, Bye". Occupying the classic genre of "break up" songs so confidently and fully it's almost like she invented it, Speech tells the story of the end of a relationship - the hurt, loneliness and anger - but without losing her sly grasp of detail and humour. Production here is provided by sometime bandmate and longtime friend Dread Keys who cooks up some slowburn soul and Motown strings round which Speech can do her diva thing - hurt and strong - in her own matter-of-fact South London way. One of the most honest, funny and heartfelt love songs you'll ever hear, "Go Then, Bye" is another indicator of a truly great talent.

Speech Debelle Go Then Bye
Speech Debelle - Go Then, Bye
(Download) Big Dada BDDNL141, 2009-05-25

Tracklisting :
01. Go Then, Bye (Radio Edit) 3:43
02. Go Then, Bye (Esser Remix) 3:55
03. Go Then, Bye (Photomachine and EL-B Remix) 5:56
04. Go Then, Bye (Extended Radio Edit) 4:21

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

Press Release :
"The hardest thing is to say goodbye
And harder than that is to not start cryin'
My strength has now become my weakness
Cos I wish the truth were a lie"

The third single from Speech Debelle's forthcoming debut album, "Speech Therapy," is the remarkable "Go Then, Bye". Occupying the classic genre of "break up" songs so confidently and fully it's almost like she invented it, Speech tells the story of the end of a relationship - the hurt, loneliness and anger - but without losing her sly grasp of detail and humour.

"But I'm not the one with the ex
That wouldn't stop ringing or sending texts
And you wouldn't tell her to stop
Rather save her feelings and make me vexed.
But this is my fault
I can see it from the start
She wouldn't stop opening her legs
But that's what I get for going for good sex"

Production here is provided by sometime bandmate and longtime friend Dread Keys who cooks up some slowburn soul and Motown strings round which Speech can do her diva thing - hurt and strong - in her own matter-of-fact South London way. One of the most honest, funny and heartfelt love songs you'll ever hear, "Go Then, Bye" is another indicator of a truly great talent.

"You took my heart like a thief
You emptied me out like a drum
But I'm not silly or dumb
So take your X-Box and go 'long."

Press:
"Ripping up the UK urban scene... As fresh as a daisy" - Mojo
"Sensational." - Sunday Times
"Potent, precious, poignant. The artist Lily Allen could only dream of being. Star of the year already" - DJ
"A serious talent; someone whose voice and lyrics mark her out as a person with a uniquely vulnerable yet powerful approach to songwriting" - Music Week
"An artist with sufficient confidence in her own greatness to exude a take-it-or-leave-it charm... startlingly good" - The Guardian
"A superstar in the making" - Update
"One eye on the streets and one eye on the top." - Time Out
"Just the right amount of attitude and smarts. Unique - and uniquely British" - Pitchfork
"We're hooked on figuring her out" - NME
Djouls

Djouls

Stay informed of all things Paris DJs and beyond thanks to our Twitter news

DreadKey DreadKey ·  06 May 2009, 14:47

Thanks so much for the lovely review!

PS: It's DreadKey

;)


You might also like

Shadow - Sweet Sweet Dreams

Shadow - Sweet Sweet Dreams (CD/2LP, Analog Africa, 2016)

The 22nd Analog Africa release is a beauty people couldn't begin to imagine how the feeling would be to actually be playing it - until now. As rare as it's insanely great, this long-awaited reissue is the holy grail of Shadow albums. The one featuring the monster cosmic soca disco track 'Let’s Get...
Papa Chango - The Lost Moon of Bellaris

Papa Chango - The Lost Moon of Bellaris (Limited LP, self-released, 2016) - Exclusive album stream

Mebourne-based Papa Chango put out in 2012 the band a massive cinematic Ethio-funk album, 'The Matador'. After being featured in four episodes of our podcast and one of our afro compilations, they released in 2014 an epic 4-tracks EP , 'Enter The Dragonfly'. They're now back with a new great record,...