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The ShortListen: Kiah Victoria (no. 321)

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Who? Kiah Victoria

What’s the story? Some people are just born lucky, aren't they? Cold War is the debut track from Brooklyn-based 24-year-old Kiah Victoria and showcases a truly stunning, effortless vocal, which lures you in, before reaching a mighty crescendo in its final thirty seconds. We guess luck only plays a certain part - hard work too, and the detail in the production is what also lifts this above the rest, as verses hold themselves back, while choruses get given a serious groove with lovely guitar and percussion touches. If she's not a household name very soon, we'll be pretty surprised.

For fans of: Lianne La Havas, Alicia Keys, Jorja Smith

In three words: Slick dramatic soul 

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