20-year old South East Londoner Poppy Ajudha steps into the limelight with “David’s Song.’ Steeped in jazz and soul, her delivery recalls Ella Fitzgerald or even Amy Winehouse, allied to the spirituality of Alice Coltrane or Pharoah Sanders.
I wrote the song for David Turay, a good friend and an amazing saxophonist [who’s virtuosic playing is sampled in the song]. David passed away in late November last year. The song is for him, for me and for anyone who has lost someone close to them. Writing it was the only way I could make sense of what I was feeling. Mostly I wish he could have known how much we cared about him, and I feel like I’m telling him every time I sing his song.
Intertwining an excellent blend of jazz cool with the smooth and soulful inflections of her gorgeous voice, this is a bit special.
“David’s Song” is a supremely confident introduction into what Ajudha has to offer, can’t wait to hear more!
Listen and swoon below.