Oh my god Kate Tempest. This woman is another example of the multiplicity of artists performing today. Like FKA Twigs and Childish Gambino. She's a slasher. A poet/rapper/spoken word performance artist/ playwright. A series of slashes when removed from each other, being just one, would make a successful person. But Tempest, in her confusingly adroit glory is all of these things. Her hip-hop music is lyrical and truthful and full of stories, and her poems and spoken word pieces are personal and gripping. I mean who even writes poetry anymore? It's a lost art of the ancients that seems obtuse and heavy in the age of twitter and hashtags. But Tempest's work is a little peak at the bleak beauty of life through her eyes. Please listen to her music, watch her Brand New Ancients spoken word and follow this incredibly original and challenging women and she continues to show us new and unimaginable things through her art. -C
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