HOW IT IS
The thing that catches my ear is the bleeps and blops over the synth pad, the warped bassline comes in and the solid clap…
But it’s not just that, it’s the northern accent – Jodie’s unmistakeable Yorkshire accent is refreshing – I am a big fan of this, I’m not taking the mick I swear.
“The sun’s coming up and their bodies are searching,
For a ten hour sleep and an ibuprofen”.
That’s the first time I’ve ever heard ibuprofen used in a lyric!
Round of applause for the creativity on this….
The line that comes flying at me constantly is “They sit and drink and smirk and laugh” which I initially thought was smoke! I’m not sure why, it took me a couple of listens before I got that…
Marx comes in as a counter point with his bars, they seem to work together well and I hope this isn’t a one off collaboration!
The lines are delivered at speed, and it’s catchy this is the kind of thing you’d expect on BBC Introducing live lounge and I wouldn’t be surprised if this gets played there as well.
Describing herself as unapologetically Northern, passionate wordsmith Jodie Langford began writing and performing as part of Arts Celebrating Equality at The Warren Youth Centre when she was sixteen and has since gone on to perform at the BBC’s Contains Strong Language Festival, 53 Degrees North, Hull Trinity Festival and the JFR Picture Britain Exhibition featuring George The Poet.
In recent years Jodie has risen to become one of the most distinctive voices in Hull’s burgeoning spoken word scene, which includes rapper Chiedu Oraka, Hip-Hop MC Testament and poet Joe Hakim.
Citing George The Poet, Kae Tempest, The Streets and Scroobious Pip as points of inspiration, she’s also collaborated with Scottish-Sudanese artist Eliza Shaddad supplying words for her track I’m Coming Home as well as opening up for Humberside punk band Life.
Review by Del Osei-Owusu