Uffie’s not iffy

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Music -

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.

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