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One to watch: Tyson


The low-key daughter of Neneh Cherry finds her voice on a new EP, self-released on the label she founded to fight sexism

As metaphors for breaking free from this wretched year go, flying through the air at night astride a furry pink dragon has to be up there. In the video for her featherlight R&B-pop jam Tuesday, 32-year-old Londoner Tyson channels The NeverEnding Story as she glides over the city atop a fantastical beast. There’s a gentle optimism to the track, with its dreamy bedroom musings about the fresh glow of new romance and wanting to be taken out on a weeknight. Oh, don’t we all.

Tyson is the girl next door, if the girl next door’s mum is Neneh Cherry, her father Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey and her siblings all musicians, including the pop singer Mabel. Her sound is low-key and effortlessly cool, somewhere between the hushed introspection of Tirzah and the jazz-tinged questing of Lianne La Havas – smoky and airy, soft and slow, like chiffon being dropped over crackling vinyl.

Pisces Problems is out now on LMP Recordings

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