With over 20 million streams for her debut album, ‘Pendulum’ released earlier this year, New York’s Aisha Badru confirms she’ll be playing her first ever UK show at London’s Oslo on Tuesday 18th September.
Aisha also returns with a brand new video for her latest single ‘Splintered’, taken from the album ‘Pendulum.’ In her hushed vocal, reminiscent of Joni Mitchell’s nightingale voice, Aisha sings “We are splintered, and we are rotten, deep inside the walls that we’ve forgotten”. The song is a call for people to take control of their lives because, as the New York storyteller explains, “the world isn’t broken, we are.” Watch here
“We often find someone else to blame. We are afraid to take responsibility, reclaim our power, and heal ourselves. Splintered encourages people to face the dark spots within us in order to find the light.”
AishaBadru uses airy vocals and vivid lyrics to draw listeners into her soulfully emotive world. Until somewhat recently, Aisha preferred the confines of her own bedroom for writing and recording music, but her deep desire to connect with people through her music eventually pushed her to share songs online. A few fans turned into a few thousand fans and blogs started to take notice. She self-released her debut EP Vacancy in 2015, and soon caught attention of the ad world when her beautifully moving song ‘Waiting Around’ was selected for a Volkswagen viral campaign, the track has since had over 16 million streams on Spotify.
Her debut album ‘Pendulum’ came out earlier this year with press support everywhere from The Line ofBest Fit, The Daily Telegraph, The 405, Wonderland, Clash, and FACT. Though elegantly spacious and radiantly harmonic, ‘Pendulum’ reverberates with strong will. Here, humbled pensiveness can erupt at any moment into transcendent battle cries. Pendulum delivers a universal message. But it’s also the sound of Badru revealing how she’s never let any disadvantages or heartbreak destroy her. The album features the acclaimed tracks ‘Fossil Fuels,’ ‘Bridges’, and ‘Mind on Fire’ – which has racked up over 13 million streams alone on Spotify. Her music has been featured on TV soundtracks and coveted playlists such as Spotify’s New Music Friday, Your Favorite Coffeehouse, Morning Acoustic, Indie Acoustic, and Feminist Friday, while Apple Music included her among Best of the Week.She also landed on NPR Music’s prestigious annual “The Austin 100” before her show at SXSW 2018.