With haunting elements of R&B and also trap-esc technique, Voodoo Child is quite a release for UK artist Sarah Isabella.
Sultry and moody, this is a low-light track that is going to be your stream of the evening. There is such a beautiful balance of influences on this track. You get these touches of hip-hop and trap appearing in the production but then you have stunning, crystal-clear vocals that cut through. If you like the sound of artists like Sophie Simmons, Lianne La Havas, Sabrina Claudio, and even Solange, this song is going to be a hit with you. This song floats in that perfect limbo of genres and it completely fits the lyrics of the song; mixing realities, going beyond sight, moonwalking through streets, surfing through dimensions. This song is a 10/10 for me.
She says of this record: “Voodoo Child is an ode to the inner child, often forgotten and ignored. It is about creating and visualizing your own world of inspiration when the one around us is somber.”
Singer-songwriter, Sarah Isabella, touches the scene with a mesmerizing serving of soul, with “velvety vocals to light up with intelligent lyricism and delicate high notes” that travel between the soundscape of soul, r’n’b and hip-hop.
With influences ranging from Sade Adu, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and more, Sarah collaborates with producer and instrumentalist, Tolu Shorts, who paints the late-night backdrops to create her authentic sound.
Review by Hannah Schneider