Kiesza 'Hideaway' review: 'A thrilling debut from an exciting prospect'

Published Mar 14 2014, 13:44 GMT  |  By

Keisza 'Hideaway' single artwork
There's something oddly refreshing about Kiesza. Perhaps it's because in an age where most new artists sell themselves on their backstory, a Google search on the singer gleans very little other than she's 25, from Canada and used to be in the Navy as well as a ballerina. What's more, the accompanying one-take music video for 'Hideaway' - the only song you'll currently find by her on the web - does more than enough to sell her as an exciting prospect.

The song itself is club classics-inspired house; a genre that's currently clogging up much of the top 40, but Kiesza keeps it interesting by putting a distinctly pop twist on it. The thick bassline and throbbing drum machine on the minimal chorus is offset by emotional, towering verses packed to the brim with hooks. The result is a thrilling debut that leaves you wondering what else she has tucked up her sleeve.



Watch Kiesza's 'Hideaway' music video below: