Words by Evan Crandell @EC_onthe1
Fatima has proved once again that she has a sound that cannot be matched. With her latest single “Somebody Else,” the Swedish-born, London-based singer offers a meditative exposition of some introspective life questions. Paired with a deliberate, swirling production from JD. Reid, Fatima shows off mesmerizing, restrained vocals and astounding range. Perhaps more importantly, though, is that “Somebody Else,” which comes from a forthcoming LP due in 2018, is another entry into a fascinating catalogue for Fatima. Her vocal skills, compositions, and production choices continue to push the boundaries of music in the most intelligent and appealing ways.