TALIWHOAH is a stylish pop outlier with Afro-Caribbean soul, R&B swagger, London-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and artist immediately elicits a reaction any time she sings. That typical response can be found in her very moniker…
Born in a big artistic family to a British-Nigerian-Lebanese mom and Jamaican dad, Talitha Cross had a very roundabout introduction to music. Both her mom Toyin Adekale and auntie Maizie Williams were in the influential band Boney M, who according to many including the Independent helped define the late disco-pop 1970s era. Therefore Tali since she was little would spend hours watching and studying their VHS tapes and learning from the very best.
Fast-forward a few years and now Taliwhoah is signed to the uber cool Rostrum Records and has recently released her latest single ‘Details’, which has instantly gained praise and support from the likes of DIY, The Quietus, The Fader, Complex, Earmilk and NME to name a few.
Now Taliwhoah presents her follow-up single ‘Meds’, which is an up-tempo piece of hazy R&B, pop, dancehall and electronica. Led by Talitha’s sultry Monica/ Brandy-esque voice taking flight over a pumpy beat, the track takes a stimulating almost unpredictable sonic journey throughout with its minimalistic yet creatively experimental production.
Tali’s lyrics are straight to the point where she doesn’t beat around the bush and literally makes the addressee sound like a total loser (we would not want to be him, that’s for sure).
She says: “Sometimes some people need a taste of their own medicine to truly understand the way their selfishness is affecting others. ‘Meds’ was written so I could get that message across to a certain someone loud and clear lol.”
“Meds” is out everywhere now, so get it in time for the weekend!