Witness Wallace's Jazzy Soulfulness Through 'Negroni Eyes'
With her arresting voice and eclectically sourced soundscapes, New Zealand-born, and Sydney, Australia-based singer Wallace made an ear-catching impression with her debut releases earlier in the year. Her voice a seductive blend of idiosyncratically creative phrasing, husky self-possession and maturely emotive sensuality that perfectly complemented the intricacy and refinement of her hip-hop/jazz/soul inspired sound, Wallace quickly proved that she had her eyes on exciting new musical horizons with her 'future soul' vibe. Returning with new track 'Negroni Eyes', she again effortlessly absorbs the listener in the jazzy, mellow sophistication of her supremely polished musical sensibility.
Calling on producer Godriguez to work his magic in re-imagining the Miles Davis jazz instrumental, 'Nardis', Wallace draws lyrical inspiration from a Frida Kahlo quote - 'I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim' - as she addresses the propensity for people to try and hide from their own demons, saying 'my mind conjured up an image of a person knee-deep, wading through alcohol inside their own brain, searching for the cause of the flood all the while knowing that they, themselves are to blame. I guess in a way it's an ode to vices and their ability to mask problems'.