Skye Edwards at Under the Bridge
Skye Edwards launched her fourth album, In a Low Light, at Under the Bridge in West London last night. She introduced an eclectic mix of synth-inspired instrumentals and haunting vocals embodying a much more laidback approach to music than her former days as lead singer in trip-hop folk rock band Morcheeba.
Opening tracks from the new album provided sounds to kick back and relax to (the smooth Said and Done), wallow in angst to (Dead and Buried) and for the more hardcore listeners in the crowd, jam out to with the set crescendo Cry.
Edwards remains at heart experimental, managing to explore the extent of human relationships (and limits to our vocal range) with a moody, reflective yet soothingly sensual sound. Had a long week trapped in the city? Then turn off the lights, close your eyes and escape to Skye’s musical oasis.
As the singer interspersed her new album with fan favourites, the crowd at the intimate, stylish space stayed spellbound throughout, enjoying in particular tracks from her sell-out 2012 album Back to Now and 2009 album Keeping Secrets.
It is unsurprising that the launch of In a Low Light was sold out: Edwards’s instantly recognisable voice still manages to create a distinctly unique sound in her solo work. Unforgettable and undefinable, this fourth solo album is set to be a smash.
Photo: Angel Ganev
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Watch the video for Said and Done here: