It’s Mercury retrograde and Scorpio season, which leaves me feeling very precarious and fearful, on the cusp of big emotions and danger (aka last retrograde my laptop broke and my glass bedside lamp shattered over my mattress).
Ngaio Anyia’s skinny cappuccino sits untouched as she leans forward on the wooden table to talk with open honesty and passion about her new EP, We Fly. “I really wanted it to be an embodiment of who I am and the kind of thing I would have liked to have listened to when I was younger,” she says.
“Blackbird was written for black women and is a culmination of my mixed-race identity. Musically, there are influences from Portishead to the long-form tracks of Fela Kuti. Developed with my Mum and performed with friends old and new, it truly is an embodiment of my musical, political and spiritual