Akemi Fox – Be Yourself

I think it’s about time we talked about Akemi Fox. currently making waves with her own distinctive take on neo-soul, It’s fair to say that 2024 could be a breakthrough year. The Chorlton born artist has undoubtedly traversed the first phase of her musical development effortlessly, with early releases showing tender glimpses of melancholy beauty. Clocking in at under 3 mins, Be Yourself leaves you wanting more. Echoes of Pink Pantheress bode well for her sound moving forward, as the song flutters and flickers in a fragile glow.

Sitting comfortably in a Manchester landscape where Nina Cobham, Mali Hayes, [ K S R ], Layfullstop, Pip Millett and perhaps most significantly Children of Zeus and IAMDDB, have all established themselves as part of a vibrant and collaborative scene, that has firmly placed the city back on the musical map. Having personally worked with many of these artists, and living in the same neighbourhood as Akemi, there’s an emotional investment here and I’m keen to see one of our own reach greater heights.