Karima Francis – Shelf Life (Review)

Critically acclaimed musician and songwriter, Karima Francis hails from the seaside resort of Blackpool. Creating a captivating journey of her haunting music, Karima oozes with emotion in latest single “Shelf Life”. Karima’s career has found her playing on Later… With Jools Holland and has even supported the likes of Paul Simon, Amy Winehouse and The Stereophonics. Produced by Tim Carr (Fell Runner, The Americans), the latest single showcases the West Coast sonic laziness, through contemplative lyricism and organic instrumentation.

Emitting a melancholic feel through emotive songwriting, the soulful velvet vocals cascade in a warm melody. Intimate and feeling nostalgic in years to come, ‘Shelf Life’ takes a step back from Karima’s typical autobiographical songwriting, admitting: “I wanted to try and explore new ideas and context when it comes to writing. I think tone helps with writing also, if you have a beautiful guitar sound that makes you feel a certain way, this can open up new realms in your creativity and expression”.  Simply getting lost in the music, the stunning track narrative Los Angeles’ deepening homelessness crisis. A devastating message portrayed through some of the best music you’ll hear this month, the single is another stand out moment in Karima’s ever-growing career. 

Score: 4/5

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