Reader – Icicle
Location: Somerset / London
Label: Thanks For Trying Records
Somerset-born but now London-based and with a background in classical music, Reader offers up her own unique, future-facing take on RnB. Driving the sound away from its roots, she pushes it forward with an icy, mechanical tones and glossy, cinematic scope.
Her vocals on ‘Icicle’, which is underpinned by a crunching, heavyset trap beat produced by The Last Skeptik, border on hypnotic, tapping into the sounds pioneered by iconic acts like Portishead and Massive Attack, although remains rooted in her own experiences.