Asha continues her emergence onto the London scene as one of the most hotly-tipped young female artist of 2016. Formerly a street-dance teacher, a raw sexuality as well as a knowing city-hustle exudes from her, conjuring a mix of vulnerability, coyness, power and yearning.
Building serious hype in the wake of her three previous releases– her incendiary debut ‘We Can Do This’, the cathartic, self-empowering ‘Chapters’ and the iconic, wise “Record Straight”, 2016 has seen Asha’ team with grime emcee Youngs Teflon on “Down” and also DJ Eastwood via one of the hottest labels in the country right now in No Hats No Hoods. A further recent collaboration with WSTRN’s Louis Rei confirms the very real heat around the talented singer/songwriter.
With serious tastemakers including THE FADER, PIGEONS&PLANES and WONDERLAND viewing her as one of London’s real contenders, Asha’s fourth release “Medicine” cements her ability to cut through the bullshit and document what’s real. A dramatic, sensual ode to the chase continues to mark her out as one of the most vital artists coming out of London right now.
Speaking on the track, Asha states “Medicine was about breaking the stereotypes in a relationship. Usually it’s the men in control, but this? This song is about the women switching it up, about us taking charge and giving the guys a taste of their own medicine.” With her debut London show at Hoxton’s Bar & Grill last year a sell-out, Asha just completed a further sold-out date at KOKO supporting August Alsina and at XOYO supporting Shola Ama.
The Croydon native continues to speak to her generation, laying down a marker for realness, truth and in possession of a pure talent you can’t help but get excited by.