1. No Secrets
WALL is a London-based singer, songwriter and producer. Her minimal pop music is causing taste-makers to fawn over the intimacy of the tracks. After releasing the haunting 'No Secrets' on Soundcloud the team at Black Cab Sessions stepped in to get involved. They quickly signed WALL for her debut single and as the first act on their newly born label, BCS Records. They have also filmed two exclusive sessions, and are putting on the launch show in August.
Influenced by artists such as St Vincent and Patti Smith, WALL takes her lead from women with a strong sense of identity, using her unique formula of layered production as an integral part of the writing process. Favouring rudimentary recording equipment over state-of-the-art studios, she captures not only the intended notes but also encourages the ambient sound in the room. From these scratchy beginnings, WALL creates sparse soundscapes, with only muted bass lines and scattered keyboards to frame her voice.
While the production creates an intriguing backdrop, it is WALL's sense of melody and turn of phrase that takes centre stage. Subtle nods to classic refrains, mingled with her own inflection, suggest a writer who draws from many different eras. The result is a sound that is both timeless yet modern.