Newcomer Poppy Ajudha has a voice that will warm you up on these cold winter nights. The South East London singer released the emotional and heartwarming track “David’s Song” a few months ago, and it jumped back on my radar today while digging around SoundCloud.
Oozing in jazz and soul the singer's style will have you recalling the late Amy Winehouse, mixed with spiritual jazz greats like Alice Coltrane or Pharoah Sanders.
The singer wrote the song for her good friend David Turay, "an amazing saxophonist [who’s virtuosic playing is sampled in the song] who passed away in late November last year".
It's hard not to fell the anguish and pain in her voice as every word seems to be sung directly for Turay.
The song is for him, for me and for anyone who has lost someone close to them. Writing it was the only way I could make sense of what I was feeling. Mostly I wish he could have known how much we cared about him, and I feel like I’m telling him every time I sing his song.’
The ever evolving song will sweep you away for six minutes before you realise its over.