SINGLE REVIEW: Thelma Plum – Better In Blak

Thelma Plum has never been one to be afraid to speak her mind. She will say the honest truth and never holds back. She will proudly stand up when something seems wrong and she will plead for justice to prevail. On her new single ‘Better In Blak’, she stands up against people who were trying to take colour away from her conversation and proudly waves her roots in their face. Everyone should be proud of who they are and where they come from and she proves that by telling her story and owning who she is as an individual and as a person of colour. She stands her ground against people that try to use colour as an excuse and are scared to admit it. “You took the colour from me, but darling I’ll get it back. You took the colour from me, but I look better in blak”. It’s one of those songs that has a pretty political undertone which is also a very important conversation point. She briefly questions what she knows and if things could be different before admitting that she’s happy being the person she is. “If I knew what I know now, maybe I would take it back. But fuck that, I look better in Blak”. Layering this track with an upbeat folk meets indie-pop production, it has a festival vibe that will perfectly fit her upcoming sets at Groovin The Moo and Splendour In The Grass. It creates an uplifting spirit surrounding embracing who you are and loving every bit of what makes you, you whilst being unapologetic about it.