The song 'Sad For You' will catch you by surprise. A closer listen to the EP of the same title and you'll find an artist that is pretty unpredictable, incredibly talented and who's music feels so real. We discovered Njomza's voice just recently on the song 'Right Now' with Vindata and Alex Alex, a perfectly timed introduction with the release of 'Sad For You' on April 6th.
Calling the first track on this EP 'Intro' kind of undersells it's greatness. It establishes quickly that this record is one of the finer points in modern pop music, and it emphasizes versatility. 'Intro' is a relaxed beginning with hazy guitars leading the way for that unforgettable voice. The bass synth gives it a bit of an ominious feel, and the journey begins. With ease the record begins on such a confident high note, and yet still it gets better.
The title track is reminiscent of those classic slow jams that can still get to you, but with a dreamy, minimal sound that puts Njomza's stunning voice at centre stage. The sentiment is a familiar one, 'I'm sad for you, and you're bad for me' is a relatable sentiment, but it's never been captured like this. 'Poison' continues the theme of challenging relationships, and identifying the bad ones. 'Hear Me' treads into the world of indie synth pop, and manages to create a lasting impression within moments.
'Perfect Fit' is where the record starts to get a little weird, and it's absolutely perfect. The ominous production, and the longing in the lyrics provides a complimentary feel to the previous few songs, and leads the way for 'Baggage' a song that feels like a classic 90's slow jam. It's way too good to be true.
'Sad For You' ends with the anthem 'Someone Like Me', a powerful piano driven jam that cannot be stopped. It's one of the major reasons that this one will be climbing the pop charts and that Njomza is taking over. She covers a lot of ground, and isn't afraid to create raw, emotional music. 'Sad For You' is perfect.
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