Hot on the heels of tackling one of society’s most difficult issues with a new anti-gun poem, south London wordsmith Rae Leviné is back – and this time she’s directed her energies to a pursuit that many will relate to: holding on to her man.
‘Women’s Talk’ shows off a completely different side to Leviné: sassy and in control every step of the way, she’s ready to smug out any competition for her boo.
Mxllowbeats produced the sensual groove, and the way Leviné takes to it is stunning – words tumble from her lips with the quickness and confidence of Neneh Cherry or Terri Walker.
Give ‘Women’s Talk’ a listen below.
She was nominated for a MOBO UnSung award in 2016, and you only have to listen to a track such as this – which you could comfortably file next to Brandy’s ‘The Boy is Mine’ or ‘Don’t Mess with My Man’ by Lucy Pearl – to imagine Leviné taking to more “conventional” singing or rapping like a duck to water.
Leviné is performing at the Hideaway Jazz Club, London, on June 1. Details can be found here.
Image: courtesy of Rae Leviné