“Beautiful Chaos is a piece of art expressing struggles and highlights of the life of a young woman finding her way through independence.” – Sharna Bass
‘Beautiful Chaos’, Sharna’s debut EP, is our introduction to the 22-year-old’s world, and one that’s highly personal. Staunchly private IRL, music is – as she puts it – “a diary for me,” and the record fearlessly tackles topics like heartbreak, jealousy and mental health head-on. “My experiences are literally my music,” she stresses, “you have to break them down to get the story.” A self-taught pianist, Sharna produced the EP partly herself using Logic, also working with Ratchet (Skepta, Stormzy, J Hus). Sharna draws on sleek ‘90s R&B and tough-edged rap at its most current, delivering her gravelly vocal that’s somehow both cheekily light and confrontational.
Sharna Bass is the realest UK R&B singer-songwriter out there right now. Reflecting a cross-pollination of sounds, from London-rooted rap to polished R&B, Sharna possesses the energy of a young Lauryn Hill, speaking the pain of modern female strife. No one from the UK is doing what Sharna Bass is doing at the moment; spinning true tales from her life experiences over hyper-current beats blended with her own piano lines. “I’m trying to not be a statistic from the hood,” she affirms. “I’m trying to get out of that and blossom into a boss ass bitch!”
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