One of the most promising musicians to emerge on the R&B scene, East London-based talent Taloula unveils her highly anticipated debut album, T.E.O.T. II, distributed by Bamboo Recordings.
Maintaining her flawless streak after three dynamic lead singles—“DANGER” (featuring Jackson Mathod), “M3TAMORPHIN’”, and “B.I.W.F.”—which received acclaim from COLORSXSTUDIOS, THE FACE, WONDERLAND, and BBC INTRODUCING London, among others—Taloula’s vibrant, free-form musicality immediately sets her apart. Fully immersed in a renowned sense of serenity and self-assurance, T.E.O.T. II (The Evolution Of Taloula II) embodies authentic R&B and soul, balancing psychedelic textures co-produced by Taloula that feel as nostalgic as they are contemporary. Empowering vulnerability and the exploration of our existence, Taloula’s sonic journey towards inner peace will continue to elevate her status as one of London’s emerging artists gaining wider recognition.
Establishing an intimate tone from the start, the eleven-track project opens with the title track, “T.E.O.T. II.” Wailing synths and euphoric vocal harmonies surround Taloula as she recites a poem bursting with positive affirmations that reflect on life’s evolution and resilience gained when thriving in an ever-changing environment.
Swiftly navigating through heartfelt nods to early 2000s R&B in the lead track “TIME IS MEDICINE,” “IMPATIENT,” and “DIAMONDS IN THE RAIN,” the rising talent’s spellbinding vocals glide atop heavy basslines and jazz-infused percussion with typical elegance. Her effortless storytelling envisions past hardships that left her affinities in disarray, while a deep-rooted perception allows time to heal and grow the inner spirit rather than seeking instant gratification from intoxicating temptations.
Delving into the complexities between love and identity in the self-produced “WINGS,” T.E.O.T. II concludes with “DIE ON STAGE.” A vibrant groove celebrating her unwavering commitment to music and performance, Taloula’s sun-kissed melodies elevate the funky soundwaves into a place of pure bliss, embodying the early vibrations that fueled her passion for music creation—an inspiring finish to a highly significant project for the rising star.
With a rich Yemeni heritage, Taloula’s blossoming artistry is a product of her creative environment. Having moved to Paris at an early age—where she captivated the music world as the French pop star TAL (100M+ streams)—Taloula found refuge in the bustling scene of London, finally discovering a more authentic, true-to-self approach that enabled freedom from the major label conveyor belt.
Now fully independent, Taloula continues her exciting upward trajectory since her debut EP, The Evolution Of Taloula, in 2021. Garnering critical attention across the spectrum from CLASH to MIXTAPE MADNESS, the artist and creative has performed on some of the most important stages across London, including Secret Garden Party, Sofar Sounds, and the iconic Jazz Café earlier this year—solidifying her growing presence as one of the city’s next breakout stars.
With her high-caliber debut album now at our fingertips, Taloula’s potent artistry is blazing to new heights, cementing herself as a powerful force across the musical landscape.
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