"My heart is black and my lips are blue," newcomer Bebe Black cries out in the opening of her beautifully poignant pop noir tune "Deathwish" to set a demure, atmospheric tone that lingers throughout the track. Introduced by a woozy, slightly detuned piano, the song gradually develops from an aching chant into a tightly arranged, pulsing mid-tempo piano ballad with clubby undertones that prominently features Black's strikingly frosty vocals. It's an impressive tune by an equally compelling new artist who is without a doubt poised for the big time.
Hailing from Dorset, England, Bebe Black is signed to Columbia Records in the U.K. and will be unveiling more new material in the months to come to up the anticipation for the release of her official debut single some time later this year. The stylishly exciting debutant is already making a splash with her feature on Benga's new track "Icon," the first single to be released from his forthcoming second album "Chapter." Bebe is currently recording her debut album that will be released via Columbia Records, early 2013. (Download Bebe Black's entire "Live From Black Lion Sessions" EP for free on her web site.)