Listen To Azusena’s Exclusive Playlist, Featuring Sampha, Arca, James Blake

If you listen to one new artist today, we’ll urge you to make it Azusena…

The Londoner has been dropping ace, experimental pop one-off singles since 2015, earning a reputation as one hell of an exciting artist to look out for. The daughter of one of Prince’s backing singers alongside her father being former-supermodel Cameron Alborzian, visuals mark a key source of inspiration for the music which she’s set to showcase at this Wednesday’s (21 Feb) must-go London live slot.

New single Shiva, an ode to how the male energy surrounding her shaped Azusena as a woman, is arguably the finest track you’ll hear all day. Take a listen and check out her mighty fine playlist below, curated exclusively for HISKIND ahead of Wednesday’s London show.

Azusena plays a free show at Dalston’s Birthdays this Wednesday (21 Feb) with Uhura and HISKIND veteran Charles for CLEAN. Further info can be found right here.

Hype Williams: Blue Dream

“This song is like the vibe of New York in the early 2000s when it was cooler or a hideaway club in Berlin.”

James Blake: Choose Me

“His delivery is so vulnerable with those lyrics. Love can really bring you to your knees.”

Hiatus Kaiyote: The Lung

“This song means so much to me. It came to me when I needed it. Allow yourself to wallow and find the lesson in all of it.”

Slowdive: Star Roving

“Favourite comeback of 2017. Pure nostalgia.”

Daniel Caesae, Syd: Take Me Away

“Like a warm Cali drive.”

Sampha: Plastic 100°C

“Weʼre lucky to have Sampha. Heʼs special. Also the connection to his parents on this record make it that much more meaningful.”

Cocteau Twins: Know Who You Are At Every Age

“My favourite song by the greatest band of all time. Elizabeth Fraser and my mom are my heroes.”

Arca: Family Violence

“This song is probably like the feeling of leaving the womb and entering the world.”

Joan Armatrading: The Weakness In Me

“This woman is an underrated gem. So rare. Her tone hits your heart.”

Shame: The Lick

“Badass band. Badass song.”

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