Freya Roy - 'AHLKE'
MOBO supported & Glastonbury listed Freya Roy's shimmering blend of neo-soul and R&B is causing a stir with her smoking, soulful vocals and unique approach to a jazz composition, in her debut album 'AHLKE'.
She draws inspiration from hiphop producer J Dilla and seems to be taking huge influences from icons such as Jill Scott, Robert Glasper, Anderson .Paak and Esperanza Spalding who seem to have helped shape the many colours and tones running throughout Freya’s self-produced album ‘AHLKE’.
'AHLKE' has an honesty about it, echoing the sounds of Angie Stone and even early Amy Winehouse (circa 'Frank'). Named after her German grandmother, 'AHLKE' represents the feeling of warmth and being happy and content, signifying a moment in Freya's life of self-acceptance, embracing her true identity.