Last week, Sydney-based rapper / pop artist Imbi The Girl released their stunning debut EP, ‘For Me’. Filled with five meticulously penned and produced eclectic tracks, the record is sure to bring much joy to listeners, much like previously released singles ‘Swell’, ‘V.I.P.’ and ‘Acidic’
Today, we focus on one of the newly released songs, the melancholic ‘Angel Face’ - a trip-hop, soul and electronica-infused number boasting intricate yet smooth cadences and brooding, stripped-back production and beats.
While largely poignant, the track maintains buoyancy as it ebbs and flows with Imbi’s poetic vocals, melding an intense sense of conviction with a feeling of vulnerability and compelling hooks.
‘Angel Face’ tells the story of when Imbi was craving creative release by painting, but didn’t have the means to do so – thus affecting their state of mental health.
As luck would have it, one day Imbi came across some abandoned canvases. Though already covered in thick and textured paints, Imbi tried to smooth it out for use, but was unsuccessful in their efforts to do so.
Regardless, Imbi got to work on an artwork that took them three weeks to complete. Painting over the existing textures, they still managed to create something beautiful that ended up being one of their favourite works to date.
Imbi The Girl – you’re a charmer. Always one for optimism and the view of a half-full cup.
Catch Imbi The Girl performing live at Listen Out Festival - dates below.
MELBOURNE | Saturday 23rd September @ Catani Gardens, St Kilda
PERTH | Sunday 24th September @ Western Parklands, HBF Arena, Joondalup
SYDNEY | Saturday 30th September @ Brazilian Fields, Centennial Park
BRISBANE | Sunday 1st October @ The Sporting Fields, Victoria Park