By: Eric Reyes
September 18, 2020
“Experience the drama here.”These words punctuate a straightforward and enticing introduction to the genre-bending artist Nhala.
While my untrained ear caught stylistic notes of “No Doubt” and the deceptive air of pop-country, “Back to the Dark” quickly disabused me of this misperception. Standing in no shadow but that of her past, Nhala’s unique vocal quality is a league all its own. Flitting between a sultry smolder and an energetic cry her singing is powerful and a presence in and of itself. The instrumental backing here serves as the stage from which her fiery personality and striking vocalizations erupt and entrance.
Don’t sleep on this act, because she’ll have no problem leaving you in the dust on her way up, up, and up. Stream the track below, and be sure to tell us what you think on social media at: @gasmaskmagazine.
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