We’ve been repping Izzy Bizu for a fair while now, so it makes absolute sense she joins a wealth of talent in our ’16 for 2016′ longlist.
Initially brought to our attention with a support slot for Sam Smith back in 2013, Izzy has come on leaps and bounds since then, most-notably as one of the two runner ups in last year’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition. The accolades haven’t stopped there either, with the youngster appearing on other highly-accoladed lists (including BBC’s Sound of 2016 poll and as a runner-up of the BRITs Critic’s Choice Award).
Let’s also not forget the reasons why – Izzy’s already dropped some absolute bangers along her impressive journey as she makes way for her debut long-player A Moment of Madness. Her latest single White Tiger received a striking once-over from The Heavytrackerz (plus a guest verse from Kano), however heads turned even further with the track’s predecessor Give Me Love, of which Bizu captivated audiences following a stint on Jools Holland.
A Moment of Madness is readying for release next summer (we’ve already heard the album sampler, and it’s exceptionally special); catch Izzy’s Give Me Love Jools performance, below – meanwhile you can catch her on tour in January across the UK too. Tour dates also below (tickets onsale now via Ticketmaster, here).