ALBUM REVIEW: Kae Tempest – The Line Is A Curve | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 08.04.22








Poet, musician and keen observer of the human condition, Kae Tempest is moving on, healing, breaking, never linear but curved as they continue to flourish lyrically and musically, building confidence and self-belief resulting in “less push more flow. Kae says “it’s about letting go of shame, anxiety, isolation and falling instead into surrender”, accepting lovingly the multiplicity of a life well-versed.

Tempest collaborates with Kevin Abstract, Grian Chatten of Fontaines D.C. and Lianne La Havas among others, producing a diversity of styles from the established to refined textures of rhythmic experimentation that serves to accentuate the spoken imagery, enhancing our empathy whilst immersed in its fullness as Kae maintains “there’s still time” to tune into something more deep”.


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