On March 4th, 2021, South Londoner, Lu Wright will share her brand new single ‘What I like’ produced by Jacob Page. ‘What I like’ follows debut single ‘British Daisy’ and is the second track taken from Lu’s debut EP ‘Notes To Self’, set for release May 2021.
Listen to ‘What I like’ HERE
‘What I like’ delivers sophisticated, soulful pop, which lyrically revels in the power of change. Distorted spacey keys are broken with the snap of a snare drum, as Lu’s rich alluring vocal melts into the atmosphere to create something gorgeous, luminous, and weightless.
Lu said about the single “What I like is about finding the strength to break free from an unhappy relationship. I came to the sudden realisation that it was purely down to me to change my situation. Often, it’s only after breaking out of a toxic relationship, that we look back and realise how we moulded ourselves into tiny comfortable spaces just to fit in and cope. ‘What I Like’ takes us through the daunting yet exciting prospect of starting again and building a better, stronger and more genuine you.
Lu’s breathy, jazzy tones rest beautifully between soul and R&B. The artist grew up in a home filled with music, listening to everything from the classic soul/jazz maestros of the ’50s and ’60s, like Nina Simone and Sam Cooke, to noughties Hip hop, RnB and soul outfits such as Outkast, Eminem, Rihanna and Amy Winehouse, this is where her love for songwriting and melody truly began. Since then, her contemporary influences have aligned with the times, citing Little Simz, Anderson Paak, Maverick Sabre and the Blue Note Re: imagined album as huge sources of inspiration.
The young artist recently graduated from the London branch of the BIMM Institute (British and Irish Modern Music Institute) and set to work on her debut EP ‘Notes to self’. Her debut single was supported online by the likes of Clash, Earmilk and Headliner Magazine to name but a few.
Lu Wright’s ‘Notes To Self’ EP is a body of work that radiates warmth and a magnetic energy, woven together in a narrative that tells of the vulnerability and the solitary venture of self-discovery as a young woman. The 2020 pandemic hit just before the EP was completed and live dates were cancelled, but Lu used that time productively to complete the finishing touches remotely and concentrate on her songwriting. The result is a collection of musically detailed, immaculately produced treats.
Lu Wright will release her Debut EP ‘Notes To Self’ on, May 27th 2021.
Praise for Lu Wright
“A song that fuses inner strength with an awareness of our limitations, ‘British Daisy’ pushes melody to the fore” – Clash
“The song stuns with sturdy, soulful vocals gracefully floating atop classic soundscapes of soothing horns and gentle drums” – Earmilk
“ Lu’s irresistibly warm timbre sits alongside luscious electronic R&B infused instrumentals” – Headliner
Featuring a giddy melody and undulating instruments against a glistening soundscape, British Daisy is a well-crafted debut – NEON