Just Listen: Tsar B – Swim

Tsar B

Words: Lauren Grigor

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Sometimes the female pop world can feel saturated with women writing/performing songs according to what their label or demographic dictates. If music is considered sexy it might be because of blatantly crass lyrics or because it features gyrating bodies for men’s entertainment.

And then there is Belgium’s Tsar B with Swim. I have found Tsar B’s work to be completely different, dark, brooding, and sexually self-aware. Reminiscent of  some of the best solo artists (MØ, Grime, Peaches etc) yet completely making it her own, her music features unexpected tempo changes, a middle eastern feel throughout with unconventional brass timbres. Her effortless low range vocals take precedent in this track still layering over soft falsettos. She is powerful, feminine and captivating. Put on some decent headphones and get amongst.

Listen to Swim here:

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