Halfpenny return with their latest rhythmic groove: ‘This is Just Me’.
The London-based group are a collective of old friends and family. Drawing from digital hip-hop and trip-hop influences, their music is full of big and bold ideas. They blend live instrumentation, smooth vocals and astute rapping, to create a refreshingly unique sound.
Over the past year they have worked tirelessly to establish themselves within the UK music scene. They have played alongside an impressive lineup of artists like Bombay Bicycle Club and Andreya Triana and were showcased by BBC Introducing at the start of 2017. Halfpenny have played numerous high-energy shows across many venues and festivals such as Hootananny Brixton, Oxjam Islington, The Magic Garden, and Rich Mix.
Their newest single ‘This is Just Me’ is bursting with musicality and is lavishly filled with horns, saxophones, flutes, rap and singing. Lyrically the song pays homage to their own aesthetic as Halfpenny’s sound can easily be described as “a song, a groove, a move, a rhythm”. They have created a catchy track that is well mixed and makes its listener truly appreciate the joy of live instrumentation.
Review by Kate Pearson