Ingram’s the one with the voice. She has her own language, too. It’s called, “C’ Dawha” and it shares the name of this song.
“I now write, speak & sing in C’dawha. My very own language.”
– Elli Ingram
The Brighton based vocalist has an almost shamanic voice in “C’ Dawha,” singing multiple octaves and layering the recordings to achieve a nice harmony. Her harmony was powerful enough to slice through whatever daydream I was having and steal my attention. I was at the mercy of C’ Dawha, and that’s what made me listen again.
Producers Felix Joseph & Aston Rudi provide a murky contrast to Ingram’s voice. While she chants verses, they create a hazy scene out of deep bass booms, a subtle instrumental, wailing police sirens and drowned vocal samples. They also shift the pitch of the vocals here and there, which, when juxtaposed with Ingram’s voice, become high pitched robots in a strange scene.
It’s easy to lose your sense of direction while listening to “C’ Dawha.” If it weren’t for Ingram’s voice, you could start to feel unsafe. But, somewhere out there, suspended in the haze, Ingram sounds human. Familiar. So let’s just pull our hoodies up, and…