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Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

27 May 2021

Triple J
40

That modified-vocal hook is gonna be stuck in my head. Tessa mixing the soul with some quirk!

That modified-vocal hook is gonna be stuck in my head. Tessa mixing the soul with some quirk!

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

26 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

tessa's sounding both intimate but also kinda untouchable on this one!

tessa's sounding both intimate but also kinda untouchable on this one!

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Review by Ash McGregor Ash McGregor

24 Nov 2020

Triple J
45

10 seconds in and I already know this is going on repeat! Got that velvet voice, shimmery beats, catchy tune AND that Zaz vocal trumpet - what's not to like?!

10 seconds in and I already know this is going on repeat! Got that velvet voice, shimmery beats, catchy tune AND that Zaz vocal trumpet - what's not to like?!

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Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

13 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

Tessa you've got this instant classic vibe straight away. Everything is measured to perfection - that funky synth melody, the shift in sounds and pace, it's everything you want on a sunny RNB Sunday afternoon. (also was that you singing/making a mouth trumpet? haha love it!)

Tessa you've got this instant classic vibe straight away. Everything is measured to perfection - that funky synth melody, the shift in sounds and pace, it's everything you want on a sunny RNB Sunday afternoon. (also was that you singing/making a mouth trumpet? haha love it!)

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

13 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

Echoing Nkechi's review here; This is BIG Glow Up Energy and your golden. Here for the clicks, claps, community cookout vibe of it all. It's brimming full of positive radiance channelling the early 90's RNB girl group sounds we all know and love mixed in with some Corinne Bailey Rae and Laura Mvula.

Echoing Nkechi's review here; This is BIG Glow Up Energy and your golden. Here for the clicks, claps, community cookout vibe of it all. It's brimming full of positive radiance channelling the early 90's RNB girl group sounds we all know and love mixed in with some Corinne Bailey Rae and Laura Mvula.

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Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

10 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

I'm loving the bouncy and sun-lit production on this track that feels playful and soulful. And still Tessa upstages the theatrics with her killer vocal!

I'm loving the bouncy and sun-lit production on this track that feels playful and soulful. And still Tessa upstages the theatrics with her killer vocal!

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

28 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

a real suave effort here from tessa who continues to impress!

a real suave effort here from tessa who continues to impress!

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Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

16 Oct 2020

Triple J
45

This is a GLOW UP SONG!!!
The fire and energy that is transmitted through Tessa's soulful vocals are out of control. YES SIS GET IT!!!

This is a GLOW UP SONG!!!
The fire and energy that is transmitted through Tessa's soulful vocals are out of control. YES SIS GET IT!!!

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Review by Bryce Mills Bryce Mills

26 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

It's 6pm on Friday and I think I've found this song at the absolute perfect time. You've really got my attention Tessa - so excited to hear more

It's 6pm on Friday and I think I've found this song at the absolute perfect time. You've really got my attention Tessa - so excited to hear more

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Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

17 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

A strong debut for Tessa Thames! Showcasing interesting and experimental songwriting and execution.

A strong debut for Tessa Thames! Showcasing interesting and experimental songwriting and execution.

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Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

16 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

"you keep on spilling milk, trying to make me cry" has to be one of my favourite lyrics of the year, so far.

"you keep on spilling milk, trying to make me cry" has to be one of my favourite lyrics of the year, so far.

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Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

15 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

This track is dripping in style and soulful vibes. Tessa's got the vocal glue to hold it all together.

This track is dripping in style and soulful vibes. Tessa's got the vocal glue to hold it all together.

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

10 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

it's like watching a chandelier slowly twist and glimmer. there's soul to this restrained pop and the production suits it just right.

it's like watching a chandelier slowly twist and glimmer. there's soul to this restrained pop and the production suits it just right.

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Review by Beniah Colbourn Beniah Colbourn

26 Nov 2020

Super Reviewer
45

The playfulness of this funky funky song is a big sell and a big win for me! Heart-eye emoji reacts all round!

The playfulness of this funky funky song is a big sell and a big win for me! Heart-eye emoji reacts all round!

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Review by Matt Alderman Matt Alderman

30 Jun 2020

Super Reviewer
40

Thoroughly enjoy where you take this song at the 0:50 mark. Such beautiful vocals/backing vocals.

Thoroughly enjoy where you take this song at the 0:50 mark. Such beautiful vocals/backing vocals.

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Review by imo.ham Imogen Hanrahan

30 Jun 2020

Super Reviewer
45

i stand by saying this is perfect bedroom pop that's gone ahead and blown out the windows

i stand by saying this is perfect bedroom pop that's gone ahead and blown out the windows

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Review by Lu Whites Lu Whites

28 Jun 2020

Super Reviewer
40

Consider my calcium levels boosted! Also loved the line about cookies - this tune is the perfect morning tea snack

Consider my calcium levels boosted! Also loved the line about cookies - this tune is the perfect morning tea snack

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Review by Gaia Rising Gaia Rising

12 Apr 2021

40

The overall chillaxed, bubbly tones of this track matched with Tessa's Thames velvety smooth RNB tone is easy to like & add to one's top fave upbeat & chilled playlist.

The overall chillaxed, bubbly tones of this track matched with Tessa's Thames velvety smooth RNB tone is easy to like & add to one's top fave upbeat & chilled playlist.

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Marku

30 Oct 2020

50

This is an amazing track..the thinking person's choice when it comes to relatability, social comment and with enough bop and "hey" to sing along and dance to. Thanks for the play Triple J Unearthed! And thanks Tessa Thames...This is a favourite!

This is an amazing track..the thinking person's choice when it comes to relatability, social comment and with enough bop and "hey" to sing along and dance to. Thanks for the play Triple J Unearthed! And thanks Tessa Thames...This is a favourite!

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Review by bumble_bee bumble_bee

16 Oct 2020

45

Strong and soulful music with vintage and electric twists.

Strong and soulful music with vintage and electric twists.