Following on from her 2018 debut hit Devotion, Tirzah’s Colourgrade is a mesmerising vignette of stripped-back love songs and off-kilter production. Working again with Mica Levi, who has produced all of Tirzah’s past music, the album is carried by a steady tempo that, like a heartbeat, feels like an anchor to the London singer-songwriter’s introspective musings. The composition itself is avant-garde and moody, experimental art pop transfused with asymmetrical beats and cyborgian textures. Tirzah’s voice is intentionally imperfect, it hums and whispers and coos in an intimate way that feels like reading a diary, or as if she’s sharing with us her innermost thoughts. It might be raining outside, but we’ll be huddled indoors tuning into Colourgrade.
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