Uffie’s not iffy
AFTER making people sit up and take notice with a debut single most artists don’t hang around before releasing their debut album. But 22-year-old Floridian Uffie is a bit different.
Three years ago her first single Pop The Glock made quite an impact but only now has she delivered her debut album to the waiting pop world.
Sex, Dreams And Denim Jeans was recorded in various locations around Paris, whenever she took breaks from a tough touring schedule.
She has developed and honed her own brand of stylish electro-pop helped by the not inconsiderable talents of beat-and-synths master Mr Ozio and Madonna collaborator Mirwais.
As well as the obvious influence of electro-pop and hip-hop giants, Uffie says her musical vision widened as she developed a taste for everyone from Joy Division to Nina Simone.
Meanwhile, in the time from her first single to her debut album, the pop world has embraced a slew of talented future-pop femme fatales from Lady GaGa to Kesha and there is a feeling that maybe Uffie has missed her moment.
But her USP is surely her lyrics that are funny and full of a spicey wit.
The album kicks off with the stillsplendid Pop The Glock while Pharrell Williams flits in for a guest spot on the excellent ADD SUV.
Illusion Of Love shimmers and glides while Our Song is the big break-up ballad.
There’s even room for a sparky version of Siouxsie And The Banshees’ punk classic Hong Kong Garden, which while very enjoyable exposes the fact that so far Uffie has not come up with her own killer song.