Soul singer and BRIT school graduate, Beverly Tawiah, hails from South London. Thrust into the industry spotlight in 2007 when Mark Ronson personally invited her on his worldwide tour, Tawiah soon self-released her debut EP In Jodi's Bedroom on her own record label, Bush Girl. The second single from the EP, Every Step, was received with critical acclaim and went on to make iTunes single of the week. Tawiah doesn’t pinpoint her creative influences but celebrates the area where she grew up; ‘I don’t really have a set way of creating my music. I'm a South Londoner through and through so that comes through too, but there are elements of other things. It’s a kind of mesh.’
This very personal performance of Broken Heart, shot for our New Music Cities South London project, captures the raw emotion behind Tawiah’s vocals, while gentle guitar riffs and keyboard melodies float between the passion of her lyrics. Get immersed in the beauty of this track.
Directed by Jamie Jessett
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