C R O W N
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Out now via Ropeadope Records
‘She conveys more lofty emotion in just a few lines than many artists can muster over a whole record.’ – Bearded Magazine
‘It’s a sultry neo-soul affair, mottled with red-lit trip-hop synths and distant beats – there’s also a vibrant ’90s streak in her voice, recalling the slick tones of R&B icons… While there are similarities to Stateside acts like Frank Ocean, she carves a niche all her own by implementing the very British stylings of Lamb, Portishead and Massive Attack.’ – The 405
‘it’s ethereal, enticing, engaging and beautiful’ – Flavour Mag
Earlier this year, singer / songwriter C R O W N made her solo artist debut with acclaimed EP ‘Epicene,’ which comes at the culmination of years of behind the scenes work within the music industry. Now boasting a resume that includes creative consulting to artists including five-time Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway and Jaimeo Brown, C R O W N is now revealing her debut album- Unlearning.
Out now via Ropeadope Records, Unlearning is a deeply personal undertaking for C R O W N as she explores unspoken truths on womxn’s experiences. Introduced with lead single “Shit To Do,” an anthemic call to action inspired by “fuckboys” – from ghosting time-wasters to the patriarchy at large- the single showcases the Neo-soul sound C R O W N conveys for the duration of the full-length LP. Serving to deconstruct traditional songwriting and concepts within her genre, Unlearning explores the taboo nuances of emotions from sex, self-expression, and living and loving in the modern age of digital dating and censorship. Written and performed by C R O W N, the LP contains eight-original singles and features live-band production.
The project follows her May 2019 EP, ‘Epicene’ whose music video for “Womxn’s Way” can be viewed below:
Real name Steph Thom, she was raised in the northeastern Scottish city of Aberdeen. The first in her extended rural family to be reared in the city (albeit a small one), at 17 she left home and moved to Leeds in Northern England to study music and then onto London where she received her masters at esteemed university Goldsmiths. She has since lived in Paris, Los Angeles, and New York. In addition to her renowned work as a creative consultant, she is also co-founder of musician-led activist initiative #realmusicrebels.
Up next, C R O W N will be releasing a music video for “Shit To Do” in the coming weeks.