After providing backing vocals on the last two Bombay Bicycle Club albums Lucy Rose steps out on her own with this impressive debut album. The perfect autumn soundtrack, conjuring up memories of long walks in big coats and snuggles in front of the fire in chunky jumpers. Full of autumnal light and shade, at times leaving you feeling warm and cozy and full of hope that summer might not yet be over. Lucy’s haunting, soft vocals also have the ability to leave you feeling as if the weather has forced you to stay inside with your thoughts and memories.
The more you listen to Lucy’s stunning vocal displays you find yourself becoming more attracted to it. She definitely has the potential to become a modern day Suzanne Vega. That point in her career may not be too far away judging by the level of maturity she’s already showing in her music at just 23.
‘Like I Used To’ opens with ‘Red Face’ which straight away illustrates her intent to show that she is far more than a backing singer. This is cleverly written and progresses through three separate levels, each representing a different emotion. ‘Lines’ is a showcase for Lucy’s vocal style, ranging from the gentle and haunting intro to powerful but beautiful chorus parts.
The lyrics throughout the album are intimate, intelligent and tender. Lucy successfully combines elements of stripped back folk and upbeat pop, the end result is a fine album with plenty of depth to sustain your interest levels. She already has a large following and her range will help her appeal to a wide and varied audience.
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