A few years back, Priya etched a permanent place for herself in our collective hearts, with her horn-heavy sound and powerful R&B-esque vocals. This new sound, namely her latest single, ‘One Foot Out’, drops the horns in favour of a harder, almost grungier musical aesthetic. Those powerful vocals, though, are still there and they’re more amazing than ever.
At first, I wasn’t sure how I felt about Priya’s quite stern departure from her typically cheery sound. The video for ‘One Foot Out’ – which features Priya in bed, cast under harsh shadows and a general dirty ’80s appeal – certainly shoves that change in your face.
But, upon subsequent listens, it seems that Priya, like Hendrix, went to London to get better.
I say this every time, but her voice has never been better, and this new darker sound suits her so much better than the biggest band ever could.
Fans might have a hard time kissing the former California girl buh-bye, but this version of Priya is ready to charge her way into your ears – shaved head and all.
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