Thelma Plum Better In Blak album cover“If I had lighter skin, maybe I would win” – Thelma Plum’s debut album celebrates identity.

Skittish instrumentation aptly offsets opener Clumsy Love, and Dave Le’aupepe’s smoky turn on duet Love And War channels Bono. Executing a Love Is A Battlefield video clip-style dance during Not Angry Anymore‘s empowering choruses will boost serotonin levels. Guaranteed. Homecoming Queen bows down to 4 Non Blondes (What’s Up).

Whether singing about pretending to be vegan to get a job and therefore impress a Woke Bloke, referencing a Nick Cave murder ballad, or not blaming the girl if your boyf’s a cheater, Plum owns it: “As long as it feels good to me, I’ll be the boss of this town.” Exactly zero dull moments throughout.

Better In Blak by Thelma Plum is out July 12 via Warner.

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