Dessireé blends her timeless, jazz-infused sound with exploration of her place as a Black woman in modern society on her new EP ‘Tell Me Y’. Taking listeners on a journey through both her music and creative, story-telling visuals and different characters, showing different facets of her personality and artistry, Dessireé shows just how deep her musicianship goes.
Discussing the new EP, Dessireé shares: “I wanted to create a project that is a raw and true declaration of my vulnerability and expression as a black woman. Each song is a reflection of a different character and energy I find within myself. Society has consistently put black women in a box but this project is an opposition to that ideology. My core message for the entire project is to represent the freedom for black women to be who they want to be without being put in a box, to take whatever form they desire free from society's ideals. Tell me Y I cant be stern and sexy. Tell me Y I can't be vulnerable. Tell me Y I can't be me. The aim is to break the usual stereotypes we are faced surrounding our vulnerability and the many forms we can assume. It intends to celebrate our femininity, sensuality and sensitivity by offering that expression from my experience in the project.”
The South-East London songstress shows no signs of slowing down and this new EP sees Dessireé find her stride.