Tawiah, Al Moore - Ertha

Tracklist

Side A
1.
Universe I
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2.
Birth
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3.
Child
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4.
Universe II
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5.
Youth
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Side B
1.
Adult
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2.
Universe III
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3.
Elder
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4.
Death
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5.
Universe IV
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Information


  • Artist : Tawiah, Al Moore
  • Format : 1 x 12" (140g)
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • GenresSoul
  • Estimated shipping dateFebruary 2023

Description

Ertha is a concept album, created collaboratively through a process of storytelling and musical interpretation. Through a series of original writings and poems Al Moore tells a story of the human journey as one of “getting lost in order to be found”, suggesting that, despite unavoidable suffering, there is great hope in this; it is by navigating darkness that we find light. Tawiah composed music in response to these writings. The album depicts Ertha’s life from birth to death; her journey represents that of the individual and the collective, we also hear from the ever present, objective Universe.

Radical. Intentional. Powerful.
~Adem Holness, Southbank Centre

Everyone should see her perform live, it’s special man.
~Kae Tempest

Blew my mind, incredible.
~Blaise Bellville, Boiler Room

It's now time for Tawiah to shine alone.
~Tsugi

Tawiah describes her music as spiritual and soulful, and the sharing of it as her truest purpose. The vestiges of Tawiah’s early church vocal training contrast subtly against a distinctive South London accent, beautiful melodies and pure vocals all attribute to her original, undeniable sound. With a well earned reputation at the vanguard of the British alternative soul movement and as one of the country’s most exciting live acts, Tawiah continues to deliver heartfelt music that connects deeply with her fans.

Over the past decade Tawiah has self-released two EP’s; In Jodi’s Bedroom (2007) and Recreate (2017) which she toured with Moses Sumney, in 2019 she released her debut album Starts Again. This Spring (2022) Tawiah toured a preview of new work Ertha with Michael Kiwanuka on his UK tour. Tawiah has worked in collaboration with artists including: Dev Hynes, Kindness, Mark Ronson, Cinematic Orchestra and Kano. Her work is championed by Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Boiler Room, iD, The Guardian and more. Tawiah also works as a TV and film composer.