Tara Carosielli’s debut EP ‘I Know You Hate Me’ is, in short, absolutely bursting with promise. From beginning to end, the twenty-two-year-old south London singer takes the listener on a personal journey through love and explores what that oft-mentioned and little understood attachment does to one’s pride. Hailing from South London, Carosielli is an active member of the Last Night In Paris art and rap collective, and her music is starting to get some interesting endorsements from the likes of future-bounce queen Jamz Supanova and Radio 1Extra’s Mista Jam.
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At a short and sweet four tracks, ‘I Know You Hate Me’ is an introduction to a wonderfully engaging and interesting vocalist. It’s certainly clear that Carosielli’s voice wouldn’t be out of place on a Mura Masa track; with a similar flavour to that of Nao or even RAYE in her smooth and uplifting style. Opening track ‘Holloway Road’ brings the groovy future bounce sound that purveys over the album straight to the fore, with a pounding kick creating the skeleton of the track. In ‘Holloway Road’ Carosielli’s lyrics concern a nostalgic look into the past; back to a time where her passions and desires were much more clear cut.
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‘Money’ further allows for Carosielli’s voice to breathe. The track gives a sense of scale, with the production and singer seeming to be standing within a church like-space as the track opens. All the affection and emotion is there in the string lead melody, which once again backs up Carosielli beautifully.
Tara Carosielli is certainly a one to watch in the future; the bottom line is that her voice is simply exquisite, and has the potential to join forces with some serious production might in the future.