Brittany Davis “Image Issues” 

March 2024 | MUSIC, 24/03

Born blind, Brittany Davis doesn’t play music, she lives it. It’s her means of expression. She says it herself: sound is her way of seeing the world. After a promising EP in 2022 and a concert at the Transmusicales in Rennes (her first outside the United States), her debut album was eagerly awaited, and it doesn’t disappoint. No one plays music in his family, yet they’ve been influenced by most black American music, and that comes through on his album. Gil Scott-Heron’s Spoken Word, James Brown’s funk, soul and gospel can all be heard on this album. The unity of the whole is ensured by an orientation close to Hip-Hop. The aforementioned styles are enhanced by a sound that is round and warm without sounding dated. The modern, urban production has given many tracks the air of mainstream anthems, although they are more interesting. What’s more, it allows the artist to alternate the narration with the vocals without there being any breaks.