Seraphina Simone is a beguiling mix. On the one hand she’s a hard-working London nerd, who studied at Oxford and has done every crap job under the sun to support her music. She draws inspirations from synth-led 80s New Wave acts like Blondie and The Cure and 60s doo-wop and sultry alt-pop queens such as Kate Bush and Lana Del Rey. From all these influences, from her deep-South pastor grandfather, and a heritage that is black, Greek, Irish and Cherokee, Seraphina Simone has created a sound that’s wholly her own. These are smart, sun-drenched tales of heartbreak and longing, queer sultry odes to the bad decisions you wished you hadn’t made.