Hazzy E is an artist crafting her own unique take on pop and hip hop that is soaked in a certain sense of identity and originality. There’s a touch of the familiar in the style and swagger of Bitter – the rhythm of the music, the pace of the leading voice, the passion and confidence. At it’s core the track takes inspiration and positive influence from certain shades of popular music that really grab your attention. Surrounding this though is a lot that is unpredictable. An absolute sense of certainty and character come through repeatedly as the track progresses. It makes sure you hear it, and that’s the only place you want to begin – making sure you’re heard.
Bitter is a powerful yet softly stylish song that leaves its mark in a definite but subtle way. There’s so much strength in the structure and brightness of the soundscape and of the leading artist’s lyricism and performance. The music for one is really unique, notably spacious and focused around a fairly simple beat and a few distinctly colourful riffs. The rhythm of the entire track is a huge part of what makes it work so well. The music has a slightly tribal feel to it, inspired by world rhythms. Hazzy E’s vocal delivery on top of this fits in perfectly with the underlying energy. Her voice hits with flawless accuracy and relevance, almost playing the part of another programmed instrument – the skill and precision is brilliant.
In addition to all of this, the song has personality – so much of it. Hazzy E’s voice doesn’t take to shouting or over-performing to make you listen. On the contrary, this is a fairly mellow, laid back performance. There’s a touch of maturity or seriousness to it, but it’s softly spoken nonetheless, which actually makes it all the more genuine and likely to get your attention. This is definitely one to watch, superb rhythm and originality really make it shine.