20-year-old Bassette hails from Bermuda in the North Atlantic waters about 650 miles east of the United States. She arrived in London aged 5, spending her time between the capital and Sheffield, a former industrial powerhouse situated in the north of England.
Bassette’s sound is perhaps the antithesis of industrial – humid, languid beats sit comfortably alongside more lucid, fluid efforts – melancholic wistfulness and regret the constant between them.
Bassette’s voice snakes in between the rhythm and beat, getting under your skin, the distinction between the beautiful, flowing harmonies and their dark lyrical content coming to the fore.
Bassette’s sophistication and effortless technique suggest a talent far beyond her years, and Midnight Sound is the start of an interesting and exciting journey.
BASSETTE Cover of Nicki Minaj – Pills & Potions
BASSETTE – Midnight Sound EP [Taster]