Arriving seemingly out of nowhere in 2017, Sydney-based force of nature imbi the girl has been slowly writing their own story, to the beat of their own drum.
With their unique and inspiring brand of poetic hip-hop, R&B and soul, they have quickly won the hearts of industry and fans, with prominent features on Billboard and Beats 1, support from triple j Unearthed and finding passionate champions across community radio.
Following the release of their breakthrough single “swell”, imbi the girl has made their mark in music and queer communities alike with their vulnerable, authentic expression, and through their unique artistry provides listeners with a sense of connection, camaraderie and solidarity.
imbi the girl’s music has been featured locally and abroad by Billboard, Oyster, BBC Radio 6 and triple j. Since arriving in 2017, the Sydney native has surpassed over 2 million catalogue streams, with performances at Laneway Festival, Listen Out and Groovin The Moo, plus supporting the likes of Sampa the Great, Odette and FKJ.
Written and recorded over the past year, “back then” flitters between dream R&B and atmospheric hip hop, overflowing with blooming harmonies that dance over soulful melodies. It is an enchanting body of work, that richly showcases imbi the girl’s tender, poetic flow – their distinctive, velvety voice always the standout against the hypnotic yet understated production.