A captivating jazztronica swirl, Stevie Toddler's new single will surprise you.

"Needs Be" starts gently, slowly taking off with catchy grooves and Stevie's gentle vocals. The track later evolves into a lush jazzy explosion, which will certainly move you with its strong emotivity.

Having previously been known as a bassist for various other Bristol-based projects (Nuala Honan, Tezeta, Spindle Ensemble, Soma Soma) "Needs Be" marks the start of Stevie's solo career, which blends influence from jazz, pop electronic and classical styles. The track combines elegance with sonic tension, inviting us into Stevie's world. She elaborates:

"Needs Be" is about feeling unashamedly available. I've had a lifetime of absorbing both shameful and unrealistic narratives around sex and intimacy, and so this song is my small part in countering those narratives.

"Needs Be" is the first single from her upcoming album, Such Big Ideas, so keep an eye on the talented UK artist.

posted by Nora
February 2022