This girl is fucking cool with a voice that could make an entire room shut up and listen. Her self-titled debut album came out in March and she’s recently done an iTunes Festival EP.
Hailing from a small town in Belgium and never really planning on becoming a professional musician, it’s not to be sniffed at that by the age of 21 she’s opened for Prince and recorded a song with Cee-Lo Green, Please, which he asked to put on his own album. With support like that she should go far, already touring the festivals and half of Europe before the summer’s over.
Her idols include Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley, M.I.A and Erykah Badu, whilst creating an album worthy of these people she succeeds in producing something that sounds nothing like them, but instead is her own mix of soul, R&B and reggae, delivered with what many are calling a ‘jamaican soul’. Whatever it is, it’s working. She’s heavily involved with the production so it really is all her own stuff and after giving fans little teasers of what an album might include with a few single releases and an EP the album itself was welcomed with open arms and no one was left disppointed. The bass lines alone on this album are enough to draw the listener in, combine that with Sue’s soulful voice and chilled out attitude towards the whole thing and it becomes something quite special.
All in all a brilliant record from one of the most impressive new artists this year. Her album (and pretty much everything else) is availible to stream here.