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It was maybe a year ago I first discovered Brooke Combe. The artist was already making waves in the industry, supporting Miles Kane and appearing regularly on festival lineups.

In the short slither of time since then, Combe has now been sighted as a “future megastar” and has dropped a litany of rich, textured singles that justify these claims.

With the latest singles diving into her black heritage, the Scottish songwriter has a sound rooted in the new-wave and neo-soul tracks that raised her. Silky vocals lament over themes of identity and purpose as each single shows the performer grow, mature and understand in a way that exceeds her 23 years.

Black is the New Gold is the latest track and easily Combe’s most raw contribution to date. The song is a drum-driven exploration of race and oppression, battling these taboos head-on with profound honesty.

With these startlingly open, accessible and affecting tracks pouring out of the songwriter, it seems unavoidable that she will inevitably stumble into the spotlight soon. Yet to release her debut record, Brooke Combe is primed perfectly for her time. Tickets for her April visit to The Cluny shouldn’t be ignored, they won’t last long.

Brooke Combe stops by The Cluny, Newcastle on Thursday 27th April.

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