London-based, neo-soul artist Taloula has today shared her debut EP ‘The Evolution of Taloula’. Stream here.
Featuring production by Taloula and Grammy nominated Doja Cat collaborator Linden Jay, the new EP, presented with Taloula’s own painting as the artwork, sees the rising star tackle identity and a search for truth to a stirring and eclectic backdrop of smooth neo-soul and R&B.
About the new EP, she says “This EP is a real path to inner peace. It’s about seeking my truth, understanding my feelings, my fears and embracing them with love and kindness. An evolution of self-progress to find the right path. The right path is not the wrong or the right but the path of our truth.”
Along with the EP release, Taloula has shared new single ‘Quick Fix Love’, a candid R&B slow jam addressing dependency in relationships. She says “I talk about how I’ve always been dependent on others whether in my romantic or professional life, putting aside my opinions and my needs. Subconsciously, I never allowed myself to think for myself, always needing the approval or direction of others.”
Taloula celebrated the release of her new EP with a compelling set for her debut headline show at Paper Dress Vintage on Monday, giving fans a taste of what they can expect from her in the new yet.
Taloula crafts a contemporary neo-soul signature, merging classical guitar with elements of soul R&B that draws influence from artists such as Lauryn Hill and Stevie Wonder. As the daughter of a professional singer with Yemenite roots, Taloula grew up around music before she was even born, and taught herself to play the guitar and piano from the age of 12.
Born in Haderah with Yemenite heritage, Taloula was previously known as ‘TAL’ after an immense career with Warner Music France – releasing 4 studio albums and collaborating with the likes of Wyclef Jean and Sean Paul. Now living in London, Taloula decided to shift completely and come back to her musical roots.