‘Is This Real Love?’ Remix(0207 Def Jam)Debbie’s talent and wisdom are not indicative of her young years. In addition to gracing her vocals across 5 tracks on Stormzy’s critically-acclaimed #1 album, “This is What I Mean”, today the British musician returns with a stunning remix of her debut single “Is This Real Love?”, this time featuring Grammy Award-winning, US star Lucky DayeProduced by British producer PRGRSHN, “Real Love” showcases an earnest and heartfelt plea for a connection that goes beyond surface level emotion and social media stunting. With the alternative version, Lucky offers up a delicate and emotive male perspective, allowing inner peace to take center stage throughout the soulful and ethereal adaptation
British Vogue – “Debbie has a raw, powerful voice and the pen to match – all of her singles showcase extraordinary vulnerability along with a wisdom far beyond her 23 years.”
The Times – “This south Londoner popped up on the latest album by Stormzy, who has called her “the Aretha Franklin of our time”; a bit much for a 23-year-old to live up to, perhaps, but listening to her soulful, expressive voice you do know what he means.”
NME – “This 0207 Def Jam signee has a once-in-a-generation vocal.”
The Guardian – “Debbie’s ascendance is one that feels imminent and worthy.”
Tipped for big things by critics for the year ahead, London-born Debbie has been singing since her early years. Raised on a restricted musical diet of Mary Mary and Kirk Franklin, the way music flows out of her makes her seem like a seasoned veteran; from her reflective but effortlessly relatable lyricism to her rich, resounding voice and her spiritual curiosity, she’s a careful blend of refreshingly new and intimately familiar
Though she has never sung publicly in church, singing has been a part of her for as long as she can remember. Cut to present day and catharsis is still at the heart of Debbie’s writing – a means of exploring new thoughts and expressing old frustrations.