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Alice Rowe – Black Opium: A Subversive Hip Hop EDM Ballad

Black Opium is the second single released by the up and coming Urban EDM Pop artist Alice Rowe. With Black Opium, the artist combined the hype and aural heights of a subversive EDM beat with her succinct Rap bars and offerings of smooth vocal harmony. Her commanding style is right on the contemporary curve with elements of haunting lucidity which you’d hear in tracks by London Grammar and Warpaint. The strength behind Alice Rowe’s vocals combined with her unique approach to Hip Hop isn’t something that you hear every day. With plenty of commercial potential, it’s unlikely that her pioneering sound is going to stay on the underground. With more Urban artists like Alice Rowe around, female Hip Hop artists may finally stop being seen as a novelty.

You can check Black Opium out for yourself by heading over to Spotify now.

Connect with Alice Rowe and keep up to date with her future releases by following her on Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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