Kizzy Crawford – “Adlewyrchu Arnaf I” (Reflecting On Me).

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I’ve featured Kizzy Crawford earlier on this blog, and today I thought I’d share another song of hers that I’ve known for a long time and that is my favourite of hers. I generally really like Kizzy and am always trying to be up to date with her music, as she is a very interesting musician, blending a lot of genres together, with a diverse cultural bakground and an ear-catching voice.

She is a Welsh-Bajan singer who seems to feel equally comfortable with as diverse genres as folk, pop, soul, rap and jazz. This song is definitely more on the pop-y side and it’s entirely in Welsh, as I think her Welsh music is particularly interesting, at least for me as a Welsh learner.

Another interesting thing about Kizzy that makes her and her music stand out from the crowd (as if singing in a minority language wouldn’t be enough :D) is that she has, from what I know quite recently, been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. There was a documentary on BBC Radio Wales about her, where she was talking with fellow autistic people, particularly focusing on the struggles of women and girls on the spectrum, but also about her own experiences having lived undiagnosed her entire life until now, and what the diagnosis has changed for her, as well as how music has helped her to cope with all of this.

As many of you know, although I am not on the spectrum myself, I have been assessed twice, once as a child, and then once again as an adult, a lot of people have “accused” me of being autistic, πŸ˜€ and I do feel a lot in common with autistic people, since whatever is going on with my brain, it also appears to be a bit atypical, so that was interesting to learn about her and it’s great that she is so open about it!

She mentioned in that documentary that this song is also inspired by her experience of being autistic.

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