London singer/ songwriter House of El (real name Kieron McIntosh) bursts onto the scene with a huge new track featuring two of the most gifted artists in the city right now in Laura Mvula and rapper Jay Prince. Originally a jazz trumpeter, House of El went on to write and produce for artists such as Plan B, Paloma Faith and Chase and Status before emerging with his own original material for the first time this year. Speaking on the track, House of El states: “I specifically wanted to feature artists in ways people may not have heard before. Laura and Jay and both friends of mine who inspire me greatly. Laura is one of the most unique voices of our generation, so it made perfect sense to have them on my first release.” With inspirations coming from diverse angles –mentioning Massive Attack, Gorillaz, Joy Division as well as Neil Young and Stevie Wonder – House of El’s first release comes through as a massive statement of intent: plaintive and sombre moving towards the spiritual and ending with Jay Prince’s fiery verse, this new release on HoE’s own label UNDERKIND, this is a serious new artist with the technical prowess to hold his own even with such a stellar opening cast of collaborators.