As far as debut’s go, Hackney’s Mychelle achieves the gold standard on ‘The Way’.
Having picked up a guitar for the first time as a ten-year-old, it would be another seven years until Mychelle would actually begin to learn her craft. Being spotted in 2019 by Idris Elba, then writing and singing on his Yardie Mixtape project, the Hackney artists’ surreal beginnings show throughout her debut effort. Released via FAMM, a management company and label, having previously released music from, Jorja Smith, Maverick Sabre and ENNY, there’s a serious amount of notoriety to the names tied to Mychelle and ‘The Way’.
However, regardless of the prestige associated with the names now linked to her, Mychelle’s talent speaks for itself on ‘The Way’, producing a gorgeous blend of R’n’B and soul made to get lost in, capturing the serendipity of the beginnings of her career, and allowing us all to join along for the ride.
It’s fitting too. ‘The Way’ is a really bloody lovely song – quiet yet affecting, it’s smooth and soulful; sort of like Mychelle’ is already a superstar, and the rest of us are only just catching up.