There must be something in the England Channel. First we had Obenewa with “He” and now our ears have fallen in love once again with a 19-year-old London songstress, Izzy Bizu, with “Diamonds.”
Per her SoundCloud profile:
“She grew up listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Swan, Betty Wright and James Brown and draws on these alongside newer influences, Amy Winehouse and Adele to create a fusion of soul, funk, jazz and pop that sounds classic and brand spanking new all at once.”
“Diamonds” gives us that glimpse of the Swing era a la Ella Fitzgerald with Amy Winehouse soul. The results are satisfying, Gen X and Y can finally agree on something when searching the AM/FM dial.