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Connie Constance's clandestine "Clouds" confirms her as a delicate new voice of gritty 2016 London

08 November 2016, 08:39 | Written by Dan Carson

From static electricity pylon crackles to namechecks of "cherryapple shisha", Connie Constance positions herself as the tender new voice of grit-flecked East London on "Clouds".

The 21-year old singer/songwriter's latest offering is a collaboration with PMR signed artist Alyss and West London spoken word maestro Jelani Blackman. Gliding along on a nebulous beat and lightly swelling synths, Constance has flourished quite dramatically since her debut EP, In The Grass. This time around, her voice feels elevated, bleached in effects, floating up and above her hometown's contrasting high rise housing and city boy skyscrapers. "Clouds" comes accompanied by the jittery "SOSO" - its sensitive lyrics such as "Now I'm that girl who's crying in the shower/So that my friends can't see my red eyes" are delivered with a playful bounce, displaying yet another face of her down to earth aura. A future star who's adding a touch of much-needed originality to London's circle of homegrown vocalists, Connie Constance proves you don't need to raise your voice to make your words resonate.

"Clouds" and "SOSO" are available now on AMF Records. Connie Constance headlines St Pancras Church, London on 5 December.
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