Hot damn, 2014 just keeps getting better and better. Already we have had stunning new tunes from Fickle Friends, San Zhi and Solander (amongst others, like St Vincent who we haven’t posted – yet) and a cracking EP from LVLS) and that’s just the music we have posted. There’s been loads more besides, including a gorgeous new tune from the superb Lyla Foy who yesterday gave us aural pleasure with her “Feather Tongue” (that sounded a lot less creepy in our head by the way).
When we said that Lyla was one to Listen Out For in 2014, we didn’t think it would take her no more than a week to stand up and take over. That is what she has done though as not only is there a new single, but it is taken from her debut album which she just happened to announce as well (out in March, full details below).
Showcasing her electronic loving side (the boop-de-boopiness reminds us of “Happy Here” by Danmass – love that tune), “Feather Tongue” is yet more lovely melodic and wistful gorgeousness to add to Lyla’s already impressive collection. It feels mellow and subdued but ripples and bubbles like a natural hot spring hidden and hitherto undiscovered. Meanwhile the vocal (we adore her vocal) is like the steam above the water, the light catching it in the sun and creating millions of floating lights as it hangs above the rhythm, becalming, soothing and utterly lovely.
Lyla Foy’s debut album, ’Mirrors The Sky’, is released via Sub Pop on 17 March.