Eleni Drake - '4'
With minimal instrumentation, understated cover art and a simple to the point title; '4' the latest unembellished effort by Eleni Drake is a self-confident, effortlessly cool work of contemporary soul, from a rising London-based singer-songwriter who can truly be said to have found her voice.
'4's muted opening of gradually filtered electronic percussion draws the vocals to the fore of this single, as Drake's deeply expressive voice begins to lay bare her soul, whilst exploring her feelings on a past relationship that had informed her 2018 ‘Blue’ EP. As the vocals slowly build into a burning intensity, the listener is soothed by the cooling timbre of electric piano, which imbues this track with a sophisticated, contemplative feel.
Having recently garnered a sync on Netflix series ‘Black Lightning’ with her single ‘Honey’, the future looks bright for Eleni Drake. Her latest EP ‘Songs On Sundays’ from which the single '4' is taken is available now [released 29th March 2019].