Discover: Dear Pariah

Dear Pariah is a London-based singer-songwriter, whose alternative folk music combines vocals full of emotion with understated guitar backing. These are often accompanied by intricate string arrangements.

She is at her best in more wistful songs, such as 'Brother' from her 2014 EP, which was co-produced by Brett Shaw who has also worked with the likes of Florence & The Machine. While it would be easy to compare Dear Pariah to Florence, especially in the more anthemic songs, it wouldn't quite do justice to the artist's more delicate and stripped-back sound. These bear more similarities to The Staves, and her interesting arrangements even verge on Björk in songs like 'Engulf'.