The last few months have seen an influx of great new music, and there’s no signs of that slowing down because in walks Taliwhoah. A London born, Los Angeles based Afro-Caribbean soul. She immediately elicits a reaction any time she sings, which a typical response found in her very moniker…
Born to an artistic family, Talitha Cross had a very roundabout introduction to music. Her British born, Nigerian-Lebanese mother, Toyin Adekale, and auntie Maizie Williams, were in the influential band, Boney M. According to many, including The Independent, helped define the late disco pop 1970s era. Tali would spend hours watching and studying their VHS tapes, learning from the very best.
After relocating to Los Angeles, Talitha Cross experienced a very testing time. It was during this period that her desire for song writing was born; left homeless due to difficult circumstances, she slept in Union Station many times. Scared and alone, with song writing as a survival tactic.
Fast-forward to now Taliwhoah is signed to Rostrum Records, and has since released her latest single ‘Details’. The track is a down-tempo piece of dusky R&B, dancehall and electronica. Her voice takes flight over a skittering synth, entrancing at every turn. “I was thinking about tattoos as an analogy for life,” Tali adds. “The biggest risks you take define you. Those little details we’re left with are what matter the most. It’s a moment of reflection for me.”