In a world where Leona Lewis and Pixie Lott appear to be our biggest pop stars, it’s a joy to listen to someone who sounds quite menacing. Meet Hannah Yadi, or just YADI to give her her ‘stage name’. Touring with Marina and the Diamonds later this year, Yari is a 23 year singer who up until a couple of months ago was part of Annie Mac tipped duo (and very Jewishly named) Hella Cholla.
Here she was then sounding quite chirpy.
And here’s her new solo sound on buzz track ‘Guillotine.’ Vocally she has an ice-queen confident swagger about her as she sings
“I don’t need blue blood running through my blood,
because like a queen I can make you say you love me.”
Couple this with a spooky, menacing drumbeat and an eerie piano line and I think you’ve got a hit that when produced up could sound massive.
Yadi signed to Warner Bros at the end of August so expect her in 2011. In the meantime there’s more on her myspace.