Ladan Hussein, known on stage as Cold Specks, reveals ‘Wild Card’, a track taken from her forthcoming record due later this year.
The Somali-Canadian songwriter was shaped by selflessness and the strength of refugee women. In 2015, Hussein followed her critically acclaimed debut LP, I Predict A Graceful Expulsion, with the release of Neuroplasticity, both of which were nominated for the Polaris Music Prize with the former also earning a JUNO Award nomination for Breakthrough Artist Of The Year. Cold Specks has worked on Moby’s album Innocents and was invited to play with Joni Mitchell at the singer’s 70th birthday. Most recently, she worked with Massive Attack on the track ‘Dead Editors’ from their 2016 ‘Ritual Spirit’ EP.
So ‘Wild Card’ arrives on the back of impressive form, something that continues, as the single glides by, seemingly effortless, that should warm even a cynical heart. 7.8/10