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.”