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Slave to the Rhythm

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Slave to the Rhythm

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V V BROWN IS HOOKED ON POP FUSION-AND LEO DA VINCI.

"I was going to do law at Oxford, but they make robots," says V V Brown. Lucky for us she abandoned a buttoned-up life of briefcases and courtrooms to concentrate on songwriting because the result is her dangerously addictive debut album, Travelling Like the Light. "Obviously, it's a big deal to get into a university like that, but I'm one of those crazy people who's all or nothing. When I love something, I'm 150% involved. I'm basically a slave to my music."

The most recent voice in a stream of neosoul acts spilling out of Britain, the 26-yearold has been likened to Amy Winehouse and Duffy, but she's put a unique stamp on retro-pop with her talent for melding multiple musical genres, a gift she credits to her Caribbean-born parents' influence. "They had roots in reggae, which was in the household a lot, but they were also teenagers in the '80s , so my dad had a motorbike and thought he was a rock star," recalls Brown, the eldest of six children. …

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