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London, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Electronic Singer/Songwriter




"Szjerdene And Quays Make Self-Reflective Soul Together On “Find Me”"

Two expats a long way from home find each other on "Find Me": there's Szjerdene (pictured), a Londoner displaced in Amsterdam, and Quays, the London-based New Yorker (who, in keeping with the long-distance theme, used to release tracks via voicemail). Pick up those pieces, they lead to me, Szjerdene sighs in what started out as a freestyle over Quays' far-flung minimalist beat. The British singer found her footing as a featured recording and live vocalist for Bonobo and Lapalux, but today is finding her own way through songwriting. Over email, Szjerdene tells The FADER that the object of "Find Me" is herself; it's all about "self-reflection." "Everything you hear is a fraction of what goes on inside of my head. Working with Quays to record and develop my untamed trains of thought has been a blessing!" Hear them work it out together below, and get the single on iTunes on July 24th. - The Fader

"Track Of The Day 2/8 - Szjerdene"

Szjerdene has been a quiet, patient influence on British music for some time now.
The vocalist has notched up co-writes with Bonobo and Lapalux, her soulful approach perfectly mingling with languid electronics.
There's a jazz-like flexibility to her approach, a loose-limbed rhythmic kick that is rooted in that perfectly velvet voice.
Recently returning with her solo 'Paragon' EP the vocalist is set to play a very special intimate show at London's new Echoes venue on August 22nd.
Newly opened, the venue is the perfect place to catch Szjerdene - an intimate space and wonderful sound, with everything left open for exploration.
Ahead of this Clash is able to share Hoskins remix of 'Find Me'. Sub-zero electronics mingle with her wonderful voice, the producer searching through fresh crevices in the arrangement.
Check it out now. - Clash Magazine

"After Bonobo and Lapalux Collabs, Szjerdene Announces Herself with “Find Me”"

London-raised Alt-R&B siren Szjerdene (that's pronounced "Jer-deen," by the way) first rose to acclaim after lending her vocals to Bonobo's "Towers" from his now seminal album The North Borders. Now, the singer-songwriter is looking to carve out an identity all her own on the freshly released Paragon EP.

The release features production from glitch-scape producer Lapalux on two of its five tracks, and on "Find Me," Szjerdene teams up with producer Quays in what is an immersive bout of art-school R&B. We've got the premiere of the video above, a fittingly reflective visual exercise that matches the track's stripped back self-reference.

With a litany of game-changing artists vetting Szjerdene's talent and a growing catalogue of deeply engrossing music to her name, we're betting FKA Twigs is lookin' over her shoulder these days. - Thump


Still working on that hot first release.



SZJERDENE has a voice both earthly in its soul and celestial in its purity. Soothingly familiar it may be to some but never has it been so distilled into an artistic statement of sonic and visual intent. Following up critically acclaimed work as a lead vocalist and co-writer for Lapalux and Bonobo respectively, Szjerdene is now destined for solo stardom.

Growing up in East London, but now residing along the scenic canals of Amsterdam, Szjerdene has been quietly honing her luscious take on the craft for the past few years and turning heads around the globe. With an impressive range of strings to her bow, the first official ‘Patchwork EP’ dropped in 2013 via Ninja Tune and the soulful songstress has since been touring with Bonobo and his ‘The North Borders’ album playing 175 headline dates and festivals for 18 months. Big things are coming for the artist with a body of new material in the pipeline, abstract in story yet with an accessible heartbeat and that truly mesmeric voice… Szjerdene’s unique mix of soul and folk inflected vocals combined with electronic left field sounds, is about as seductive as it gets.

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