Anyone who still thinks that jazz and soul are the sounds of the past are going to be put to rights by Mathilda Homer.
This Londoner’s first EP, Sunny Like You, was released just a few months ago, it’s like a breath of fresh air with its impeccable modern arrangements, worthy of Erykah Badu or Alicia Keys. Just listen to the immaculately classy, simple, comforting, sober and elegant single Probably Sorry if you need convincing. Mathilda’s melodies, with her splendid and slightly husky voice, transport you to such giddy heights you’ll just never want to come down. At just 20 years old, this new soul-jazz star has a bright future ahead of her, making the title of her EP all the more appropriate, except that it’s not so much sunny like you, as sunny like the dazzling Mathilda.