Multi-talented singer songwriter Poppy Ajudha has released her latest single ‘Ready’, listen here. Lyrically, the hopeful single reflects on Poppy’s personal experience of risking everything for a person you’re in love with. ‘Ready’ was written by Poppy and she also worked on the track’s production with Maestro and Ben Stancombe (Rihanna/J Hus/Tory Lanez). At the end of last month, Poppy performed ‘Ready’ on BBC Radio 1’s Future Artists live session with Sian Eleri, as well as previous single ‘My Future’ and a cover of Troye Sivan’s ‘Got Me Started’. Following her recent sold out shows at House of KOKO in London, on 5th June Poppy will be headlining a show at Colours Hoxton, more information here.

Speaking on the new release, Poppy says: “Have you ever fallen in love? That feeling when you’re ready to give up everything for someone because you’re so crazy about the idea of them you’re ready to risk it all, ready to fall, ready to wait… an eternity if that’s how long it takes?

It’s a beautiful thing to feel so deeply, it makes me write songs like this, but when I wrote ‘Ready’ I learnt a big lesson on the importance of who you give your heart to… and how they handle it. Turned out, I was ready for the wrong one.”

Poppy Ajudha returned in March with the arrival of ‘My Future’, an unapologetic anthem that celebrates prioritising your dreams over other people. Poppy recently shared a stunning acoustic version of ‘My Future’, the video of which premiered on Rolling Stone UK – watch here. The singer songwriter’s music has garnered support and high praise from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Clash Magazine, MTV, The Face, The Fader, and just last month support from Charli XCX, NME’s playlist, and BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, Mollie King, and Nels Hylton, with ‘My Future’ being named Track of the Week on BBC Radio 1’s Future Alternative and Future Pop shows.

‘Ready’ and ‘My Future’ sit comfortably among Poppy’s existing discography while also opening the door to a new era. As an independent artist with major ambitions, Poppy is known for using her creative output as a vessel to explore important themes and societal topics. Whilst this is still the case, Poppy’s new music offers an insight into her personal life and relationships, whilst also broadening her sound and direction.

With several headline tours under her belt and special performances at Glastonbury, SXSW, New York Jazz and beyond, there’s much more to come from Poppy. Aside from her incredible musical ability, Poppy’s creative talents thrive in the fashion and arts world. Poppy was invited by Naomi Campbell to perform at her ‘Fashion for Relief’ event, opened Virgil Abloh’s ‘Figures of Speech’ exhibition, and has worked alongside brands such as Dior, Delvaux, and Nike. In 2022, Poppy performed at the Venice Biennale as part of an exhibition by award-winning artist Sonia Boyce – the first black woman to represent Britain at the event. Poppy Ajudha’s new music continues to solidify her position as an essential voice within British music.

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