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Rising indie R&B star SIPHO. releases hotly anticipated sophomore EP ‘SHE MIGHT BLEED’

The spellbinding Zimbabwe-born and Birmingham-raised multi-genre tastemaker SIPHO. released of his forthcoming sophomore EP, ‘SHE MIGHT BLEED’, via Dirty Hit on 18 February.


‘SHE MIGHT BLEED’ is a silky affair grounded in fresh beats and endlessly opulent melodic stylings, all with SIPHO.’s exquisite vocals steering our listening experience into an enveloping state of being. Its contents and influences are rich, diverse, and profound, a testament to the raw, artist prowess of one of the most eclectic and musically refined artists to have emerged in recent years.

Speaking about ‘SHE MIGHT BLEED’, SIPHO. said: “It started off as a study of hyper-masculinity after some kids tried to rob me and threatened to stab me. What drives this hold of violence and dominance over us as men, young and old? As I wrote, it naturally came back to love, and furthermore the way this behavior impacts the women in our lives. Something a lot of us have seen in the men around us, be it fathers, brothers, uncles, etc., and the way the women around them were affected, while also still supporting in some cases. Some of this may trickle down to the next generations – we see bits of it in ourselves as young men, less potent but still present.”

Credit: Benji Beacham

‘SHE MIGHT BLEED’ is the second EP from fast-rising indie/R&B star SIPHO., following last year’s breakout debut ‘AND GOD SAID…’. The release, led by single and opener ‘I DON’T GET IT’, finds the Birmingham-based multi-genre star exploring toxic masculinity amongst young black communities, namely dissecting the impact it can have on the women around them. A stunning piece of work from an artist with talents and emotional maturity far beyond his 21 years, it is a little surprise SIPHO. has already performed on the esteemed LATER… With Jools Holland and attracted the attentions of The Guardian, BBC Radio 1, COLORS, NPR, i-D, The Face, BBC 6 Music, Trench, Clash, The Line Of Best Fit, DIY and many more.

NBA star Jimmy Butler has also co-signed SIPHO., posting his ‘OCCASION’ Colors session to his Instagram.

Following the release of his two-part single, MOONLIGHT PT.1′ and MOONLIGHT PT.2′, SIPHO. has received an array of critical acclaim and has built a strong and ever-growing fanbase. His debut project AND GOD SAID”… saw him gain rave reviews, and subsequently landed him a plethora of accolades including an appearance on Later”… With Jools Holland, inclusion in multiple ONES TO WATCH 2022 lists – such as NME, The Face, CLASH, and The i – and continued support from the likes of The Guardian, The Fader, DIY, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, and more.

SIPHO. is also set to perform across multiple UK live shows scheduled in 2022. Check out the full details with links to purchase tickets at the website HERE.

Words by Sheila Lim

Posted On 3 October, 2022