Y’all know how much we love silky-smooth RnB and so it’s a treat to have “As It Seems” from British talent Alice Rowe landing on our radar. It’s a laidback mix between old-school backbeats and dreamy production, all given that jazzy spin with layered horns in the background. At the forefront however is Alice’s gorgeous voice, singing about being underestimated and second guessed in those soulful RnB melodies she executes with ease.
Alice Rowe takes us into further detail about the meaning behind “As It Seems”:
“I wrote this track after attending an art exhibition in London ‘Alice in Wonderland – Curious & Curiouser’, the concept was about a girl who struggled to survive the confusing world of adults, she also struggled to come to terms with life and learnt that there are many layers/ mysteries. It is thought that Alice and several other characters secretly suffer from mental health issues which helped me to come up with the lyric ‘behind closed doors you can’t see, nothing is ever as it seems’, this is a metaphor for the many doors Alice opens in Wonderland and also for real life where you never know what’s truly going on. After attending the exhibition I felt that the concept fit with my current thoughts at the time and it felt right that I explore that. I then created the project. The art work is also inspired by one of the pieces of art in the gallery which I have in my home studio. This track is really exciting for me as I feel like this is where I found my sound.”
With support from Capital XTRA, BBC Radio 1XTRA and BBC Introducing in the South already at here back, Alice Rowe is onto even bigger things with the smooth AF “As It Seems”.