Delivering a candid outlook on the reality of being a black woman in the modern world, alternative soul artist Dessireé releases her first EP ‘Tell Me Y’, and it is not to be missed.
Dessireé fuses her jazz-infused sound with raw, soothing vocals and empowering lyricism, The rising star takes that nostalgic, classic sound and adds a contemporary spin with a refreshing message.
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.”
Check out the EP here: