We’re counting down the days till her next show – see you there, DIVAs!

BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY FEAR OF MUSIC

Fancy a slice of soul? Welsh artist Nia Wyn is one of the most exciting voices on the contemporary music scene, and with the support of fellow LGBTQIA+ artist Tom King, she makes her debut at Soho’s Blacks Club on 5 October. Get excited, DIVAs!  

Inspired by a range of artists from soul and jazz legends Billie Holiday and Marvin Gaye to RnB giants Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill, Nia is a truly dynamic artist. Growing up in North Wales, Nia’s music navigates identity, isolation and mental health. Finding solace in the music derived from the shelves of local junk shops as a teenager, in adulthood she has risen to become one of the most poignant contemporary voices on the Welsh scene.

Her latest single, What Did You Expect, was produced and mixed by Shuko, who has also worked with Anderson .Paak, Timberland, and Talib Kweli. A follow-up to Nia’s Take A Seat EP released in March 2021, it has impressively been supported by BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, Triple J, Clash, and DIY. What’s not to love?

What Did You Expect is at once poignant and relatable, narrating the end of a friendship. “I wrote this song about a friendship that broke down…it’s been years and has taken time to process what happened, but I needed to express the sense of loss and disappointment I was feeling”, Nia explains.

Supporting the legendary Paul Weller, playing a slot at Victorious Festival, and confirming her own headline show at Bermondsey Social Club on 25 November, Nia is one to watch.

Sound like your cup of tea? The event takes place at Soho’s iconic Blacks Club on 67 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 4QH. Doors are at 19:30 with the event starting at 20:00, and entry is by invite only. Interested? Contact Jen at the Society of the Golden Slippers at jen@golden-slippers.com. See you there!

To keep up to date with Nia’s work, follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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