Hannah Butcher isn’t, to be fair, the best pop star name, so it’s a good idea that this Canterbury lass creates and performs under the moniker Déyyess. And if like me you thought that the name sounds like some sort of goddess you would be right – because apparently it is actually the phonetic spelling of goddess in French.
Déyyess first picked up some attention back in 2016 when her alt-pop track Guns got picked up by a bunch of music blogs and since then she’s been cropping up here and there playing support slots, including with Fyfe at Omeara in London. She's also gained support from BBC Introducing Kent. However, with Guns now seemingly removed from the internet it’s time instead to get to know her through new song Escher Heart. A serene piece of twilight pop with a widescreen chorus it bodes very well for her future. It was co-written by by Déyyess and production duo MyRiot (Rae Morris, London Grammar, Aurora and many more)
Déyyess certainly puts one in the back of the net with Escher Heart, which is appropriate considering that she did think about a career in football. She was once been scouted to play for Arsenal. Thankfully though she’s chosen music as her pathway. Keep an ear out for this one - she plays at The Lexington, London on 14th January alongside Breaking More Waves regular Emily Burns - that's worth putting in your diary now.
Déyyess - Escher Heart