TUNE Bonzai - I Feel Alright
‘sitting between the U.K.’s thriving R&B and electronic undergrounds’ The FADER
“she’s only 20 but Bonzai is making serious moves” Vogue
“abstract metal clanging percussion” DAZED
‘soulful and expansive’ Clash Music
‘changing the pop game like no other’ Disco Naivete
‘the sound of right now…watch this space’ HUNGER TV
‘bouncy but sophisticated, pinky but soulful…mixing
Prodigy-esque synths with early MIA temerity’ The Metro
‘a bricolage of club sounds’ Nialler9
‘nimbly layers fantastic mood verses over shape-shifting beats’ Pigeons & Planes
‘like a post-apocalyptic revamp of Tweet’s “Oops (Oh My)”’ Pitchfork Tracks
Bonzai AKA 20 YO Cassia O’Reilly has been on a rollercoaster ride since moving from Wicklow outside Dublin to London, starting off doing background vocals for NAO and being discovered by Mura Masa.
The girl with the multi-coloured braids has lit up festival stages across the world having played Widllife, Parklife, Love Saves The Day, Forbidden Fruit and Spring Attitude just in summer 2017 as well as supporting Flume in Europe. With over 10 million streams of her tracks across all the streaming services and having written huge tunes ‘What If I Go’ (26 million plays on Spotify) and ‘Know Me Better’ with Mura Masa she has emerged as new light in electronica’s alt-pop world. In fact, her and Mura Masa are shaping up to have the reach of a millennial Diplo and MIA.
The daughter of a jazz singer mother and drummer father, Bonzai grew up consuming all strains of electronic music at an accelerated rate – from Godheads The Prodigy to the cutting edges of the club scene like Mumdance’s weightless grime.
‘I Feel Alright’ combines her favourite elements, a huge chorus, some futuristic Crunk percussion, and then a rave-rock intensity. The summer of ‘fire starting’ with festival crowds, where she stages dives, can be heard in the new one. The resulting confection is future-pop treat for summer 2017.