Wednesday, 16 November 2011

EP Review : Lucy Rose - Middle Of The Bed

You may recognise Lucy Rose from her appearances alongside Bombay Bicycle Club on their recent UK tour, as well as her stand out performance on their cover of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’ for the BBC’s Radio 1 live lounge. Now she is set to stand on her own two feet with the release of her first EP, produced by Charlie Hugall (Florence & The Machine, Jack PeƱate, Crystal Fighters), and released through Fauna Records.

The title track ‘Middle Of The Bed’ begins quietly but we are quickly introduced to Lucy’s dainty yet strangely intoxicating vocals of which this track is based around. Demonstrating an ear for vocal tempo changes and a song writing talent beyond her tender years, she sings with great confidence in her own ability and ideas. The music behind her vocals builds throughout the track to a gentle crescendo, much like some of the material on Foals ‘Total Life Forever’ LP, with the two elements combining to create a euphoric soundscape.

Also check out the video for the track, which whilst being simply shot and produced does work really well with the song, helping to invoke those emphatic feelings. It is directed by Orestes Mitas

Elsewhere on the EP there are four remixes of Middle Of The Bed, including one from Bombay’s Jack Steadman, with all of them demonstrating the variety that can be found within the track to play around with. I suspect that this diversity within Lucy Rose’s music is sure to become a prominent feature of her success on forthcoming records, with new song 'Scar' an example of that.

You can grab ‘Middle Of The Bed’ now through Fauna Records // Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose - Middle Of The Bed by Lucy Rose

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