Tirzah ‘Make It Up’
TIRZAH has been mixing round the London traps for a few years now but has come to our attention with her latest release ‘Make It Up’. Floating about online for several months it has been officially launched into the world by Four Tet on BBC1 Radio.
‘Make It Up’, like many of Tirzah’s previous releases, was produced by Mica Levi, better known as Micahu. The pair met as teenagers at The Purcell School in London when Tirzah was studying the harp and Micahu the violin and composition, they parted ways when Tirzah decided to pursue a career in fashion. Somehow the pair ended up back together and here we are, listening to ‘Make It Up’.
What you have in ‘Make It Up’ is a track that features Tirzah’s unpolished and yet soulful voice, delivered in a way that teeters on the fence between electronica and UK R&B. There is a constant beat that sounds something like a tuba, electronic percussion and a voice looped over and over working in the background to the vocals. The highlight is probably an occasional sound that is an awful lot like wind chimes, just for something a bit different.
Tirzah is signed to Greco-Roman, a label that describes itself as being on the ‘Berlin-London’ axis. An excellent axis to be on, this sound is evident in the beat of ‘Make It Up’.
You can call ‘Make It Up’ your own now via iTunes.
Words by Madeline Kilby