A young spoken word artist and Sickle Cell advocate is releasing her first EP – Utter Confusion.

Dialectic Dee, a Balham based poet, will be releasing seven debut tracks and one interlude on July 7.

‘Utter Confusion’ expresses the theme of heartbreak through spoken word poetry and trap soul instrumentals.

The 23-year-old has already performed live at the Museum of London, BBC Sounds and Battersea Arts Centre, but is hoping that her new release will establish her name as a spoken word artist.

“Spoken word is growing as an art form here in London, but it’s still not taken seriously enough,” said Dee.

It’s quite an interesting fusion - not many people have explored it as a genre. But the more poets who work with music the more we’re able to enter different spaces.”

Despite showing an interest in writing and reading at school, it wasn’t until watching slam poets on YouTube and attending live events in London, that Dee began making music herself.

She has now practiced spoken word for seven years, keeping it up throughout her education at BRIT school and Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

But as a Sickle Cell advocate, Dee is honest about the struggles she faced since birth.

“Sometimes it’s hard to be productive and attend to my arts, when my body is in crisis,” the 23-year-old admitted.

“But it’s about pushing forwards. When I finish a bigger project, like an EP, it shows me that it is possible to achieve what I want to do, even though I have a condition that holds me back at times.”