Posted on 10/08/2012 by admin
It’s surprising how often the physical can influence our perception. You need only take a short wander through the halls of musical history to realise that they are decorated with imagery which serves not only to compliment the music we hear but also to reaffirm our presuppositions. Music as delicate as that created by Lucy Rose would imply the face to match would be one of ethereal daintiness, and indeed it is. Looking the part is but a fraction of the job however, and it will show quite plainly if you lack the product to match the posture. Thankfully Lucy is every bit the rounded article. The songs wax and wane in all the right places; her fragile voice is loaded with honesty and emotion; and the cherry atop the cake is very much the fact that everything you hear comes from the mind – if not the hands – of the gifted multi-instrumentalist. Despite the well-documented link to Bombay Bicycle Club (having contributed backing vocals and songwriting credits along the way) you get the sense that Lucy Rose is a talent too rare to linger in the background. Her live shows are known as much for the quirky merchandise (from her own brand of ’Builder Grey’ tea to jars of homemade preserve) as they are for her music, which only adds to the much-coveted sense of unique insulation one would hope to achieve between themselves and their fans. Aside from touring, Lucy Rose is equally a relentless recorder. Having released 3 EPs and a stand-alone single in the past year, she – along with the rest of us – is now eagerly anticipating the release of debut album ‘Like I Used To’, due September 24th.