Lucy Rose – “Like I Used To” (2013)

Label : Columbia/Sony Music

Review by Luisa Mercier

Lucy Rose is a young folk singer coming from Warwishire, that moved to London to attend college and there met Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club, who invited her to sing on their last two records. She also toured worldwide with them in supoort of Noah and The Whale, gaining a great live experience.

“Like I Used To” was recorded at the home of her parents in Warwickshire with producer Charlie Hugall and displays Lucy‘s sweet and soft voice that already has gained her comparisons with famous colleagues of the folk scene. Her music offers nothing new if I have to be sincere, since a lot of singer-songwriters are crowding the stage right now, so it is difficult to be original, but she has her positive features. What distingueshes her from the other female artists in the genre are the beautiful melodies that are sad and melancholic most of the time, very simple and familiar that go from acoustic pop to more edgy rock.

There are also some positive moments as in the first single “Bikes” that is more uptempo than the rest of the album and the closing song “Be Alright”, maybe the more epic and orchestral song in the record. There is a pathos that is missing in the others and made me appreciate more. All in all, it is a nice album, who loves this kind of singers will appreciate it for sure, so I don’t see any reason to not recommend it.

Rating – 70/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Red Face
  2. Middle Of The Bad
  3. Lines
  4. Shiver
  5. Night Bus
  6. Watch Over
  7. .Bikes
  8. Place
  9. Don’t You Worry
  10. First
  11. Be Alright

 

Line Up

Lucy Rose – Vocals & music

 

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