East London’s Denai Moore has just released the first taste of new music from her anticipated debut LP Elsewhere – and it signals great things for the full release. With a deep, sweet voice and a confessional, storytelling tone to her lyrics, Denai has a magical combination of soul sensibility and folk-pop melodies. With collaborations under her belt with Plan B and SBTRKT, live shows supporting Graham Coxon and with festival slots galore, Moore already has all the markings of a versatile star in the making and this debut LP will cement that.
‘Elsewhere’ is a ballad underpinned with a deep muffled beat. Moore’s outstanding voice has her trademark mournful sweetness but with an underlying power that demands attention as the track pulses with guitars and echoed harmonies.
For those who dig this, I’ve also included the majestic ‘Something Out There’ from Moore’s 2014 I Swore EP, and for those who prefer something live, her Mahogany Session is well worth checking back in on.