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Trained at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Khodara achieved her earliest recognition as Benediction singer for the Pope himself in 2004. Now splitting her time between New York and London, she released a startling debut EP, Where’s Your Love, in December – and a follow up, simply titled Billie, is due in March.
The gorgeous songstress has been compared to, amongst others, Lana Del Rey. And though they share an attraction to life’s melancholy underbelly, Khodara is much more the classic soul singer updated – her music far more sensual, passionate…and much less indie-weepy.
While we impatiently wait for the full EP, BlackBook premiere’s here her wistful but emotionally fervent new single “Anxious.” Warning: listening may result in heartache.