Kate Tempest is having a good year with a new album The Book of Traps and Lessons dropping recently, her mixture of prose and hip hop undertones creates a sound that you don’t get very often. With words that could burn down a home with their intensity, Tempest has released a new version of the song “People’s Faces(Streatham Version)” that differs from the one on the album and holds your attention throughout.
The track opens with a piano while Tempest speaks in prose to get things started. When the beat starts to come in, Tempest’s words hit harder than on the original while resonating in each rhymed note. This is Kate Tempest at her best in many ways, as the song has this dual vocal at times that hangs inside you while the track picks up pace. Honest and earnest, Tempest shines from open to close as she brings new listeners to her unique and catchy sound.
The song can be streamed on all streaming sites or purchased in all online music stores while The Book of Traps and Lessons is available to purchase on multiple formats directly from Republic Records. Kate Tempest is on tour beginning September 24 at Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, CA until November 28 at Stereolux in Nantes, France. Her complete tour schedule is available here.
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