She’s spun quiet magic for years as a session musician for artists like SBTRKT and Jessie Ware, but it’s finally her time in the spotlight. Fabiana Palladino’s shiny, R&B-influenced pop caught the ear of Jai Paul in 2014. He swiftly recruited her to the mysterious Paul Institute record label, and her self-titled, self-produced debut album lands this year. The daughter of omnipresent session bassist Pino Palladino, she grew up on a diet of 1990s pop but her sound also recalls the artistry of Janet Jackson, Annie Lennox, and Kate Bush: fellow queens of offbeat pop and icy synth balladry.

Country: UK