Rudie Edwards – I’m Not Her
Even if I’m Not Her is Rudie Edwards‘ official debut single, this young Londoner ain’t a newbie. Raised in Dover, Kent, in musical family who passed on her the passion for old soul classics, such as Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, as long as punk and new wave stuff for the likes of The Cure and Joy Division, she then relocated to London where she graduated from the BRIT School, the same of Adele and Amy Winehouse. In 2012, she started splitting her time between Los Angeles and London, learning her crafts as songwriter for CeeLo Green, Erik Hassle, Beatrice Eli and more.
So now Rudie Edwards seems definitely more than ready to stand on her own, with the support of Atlantic Records which signed her earlier this year. Blending vintage synth and pulsating disco-ready electronic percussions with some heartfelt and evocative vocals, I’m Not Her serves as introduction to Rudie’s world and we can not dey that it is an very intriguing number of contemporary soul.
Speaking on the track’s genesis, Rudie Edwards said: “It was very much a personal thing. “I recorded those vocals and created the main synth line in my bedroom. I started dating someone. I fell head over heels in love, but I had an inkling there were some red flags. I thought, ‘Oh shit, I’m not really the person this guy wants me to be.’ It was a bad idea from the start. I knew it, but I didn’t care. I had to tell it in a song. I wasn’t going to be the girl this guy wanted me to be. It’s not like I’m feeling bad about it; I’m just saying that I won’t fit into this little box.”
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