'A Thousand Tongues'
was hugely popular with Freshnet listeners this week and it’s not hard to see why. There are no tricks here, just a gently picked guitar and some frankly stunning vocals. De’Borah has one of those voices that makes you stop everything and just listen, until you emerge trancelike from the other side wondering whether it felt like a second or a lifetime. It is perhaps a little lazy to draw comparisons to Joni Mitchell, but De’Borah’s voice certainly shares a purity and vulnerability that makes me think this song wouldn’t feel out of place nestled somewhere on ‘Song to a Seagull’.- Fresh On The Net
A 'deep thinker' raised in a musical family, De'Borah's love for music and words surfaces in what double Ivor Novello award-winner Chris Difford calls ‘a delicate and perfect writer’.
In July 2012, she released her second EP entitled ‘A Thousand Tongues’ which has since received airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music , BBC Radio Kent and XFM. Produced by Patrick Wood (Emily and The Woods, Ryan Keen), and with themes ranging from love to conservation, the EP is a re-introduction to the 21-year old South Londoner after a three-year hiatus studying in Brighton.
Performing at festivals such as the Secret Garden Party and venues across London and the South East, De'Borah continually graces the stage with an unmistakable strength and elegance. Like her voice, which Simon Evans (BBC Radio Kent) says ’achieves that balance between delicacy and strength, sounding fragile but actually, it’s not when you start to listen’, De’Borah (pronounced Deh-bor-rah) is not to be taken lightly.
Besides her pin-drop vocals, it is undoubtedly her songs that have inspired audiences. Just a few examples of her passionate but honest lyrical approach can be heard in songs like 'How Far We’ve Come' recorded at Camden’s legendary Roundhouse and 'Off My Skin' recorded for the award-winning Brighton Institute of Modern Music.
A former BRIT School student, she was also awarded the title of ‘Croydon’s Best Unsigned Music Act’ from her hometown in 2009.