Perhaps best known for her song writing credentials (which include cuts on various triple platinum and gold status albums), London’s IMAN continues to step out of the shadows and into her own lane with the infectious dance-floor smasher ‘Wishing’.
Mixed by Brett Shaw (Lady Gaga, Florence and The Machine, Clean Bandit), the track races with driving kick drums and tropical-pop styled synth hooks yet maintains her recognised soulfulness imprinted all over her previous releases.
Having written and recorded with the likes of Ed Sheeran, toured with Rudimental and been in writing sessions with Mike Dean (Kanye West), it didn’t take long for IMAN to learn her way and make a name for herself as a singer, songwriter, and performer. She grew even stronger in the face of rejection. During moments when the phone stopped ringing and she wasn’t doing as many music sessions, Iman’s background had her equipped to tackle those moments of uncertainty. She says:
“The hardest thing I had to battle was my own self doubt. The artist I am now is a direct product of my foundations, it’s from those early days where I felt like I was constantly battling myself, that I was somehow able to dig deep and write the songs I have. I totally own it and stand by decisions made”.
Now in full beast mode, IMAN is looking ahead to a year of releases and shows across the London and beyond. Download a copy ‘Wishing‘ for free via her website and check her out live dates below:
4th Feb – Sofar Sounds, London
7th March – Pop Revue, London
28th March – ROAR, London
12th April – Collage Arts, London