Watch List: Find 'Time' For Typh Barrow's Raw Soulfulness
It is not often when casting our ears around that a voice well and truly stops us in our tracks, but that is exactly what Belgian singer Typh Barrow managed to do when we first heard her cover of 'No Diggity' several years ago (see middle video, below). Viscerally raw and raspy and flushed with a seductively smoky passion that fires her urgent phrasing, the primal intensity of Barrow's distinctive voice was leavened by her deft, music conservatory-honed touch on piano, this musical yin-and-yang making for the kind of intriguing talent that has gone on to see her rise to prominence in her home country, and is here on display with the jazzy soul of her live rendition of original song 'Time' on Belgian television.
Forging her musical sensibility from a young age through listening to the likes of Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, The Eagles and Eric Clapton, Barrow began sharpening her jazz, pop and soul inspired instincts on the local live circuit, her talent quickly attracting both a manger and admission to the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Attracting a following online with her cover uploads - she now has over three million views on her YouTube Channel - Barrow went on to complement her rise to prominence in her home country with the release of her 'Time' and 'Visions' EP's, a complementary collection of originals and the covers that had brought her to people's attention.