“Oh she’s such a fool for loving you”
Further placing her stamp on the industry; last week, independent and self-published artist/songwriter based in Manchester, Lacuna J, delivered her exciting new single Fool (For Loving You) – her first release of the year. The latest example of her ever developing, genre-fluid artistry, the vibrant energy of Fool (For Loving You) is a dazzling breath of fresh air. A rising musical force to be reckoned with, and exciting new artist to watch, Lacuna J has been increasingly capturing the attention of listeners around the world. After honing and developing her craft at the prestigious Tisch School of Arts, her artistic skill and talent lies in her ability to create misfit love songs and confessional odes about sexuality while pouring out all her emotions through a unique combination of indie-led lyricism and electronic beats. The beginning of a brand new chapter, we are sure to see more incredible releases and genre-blending melodies from Lacuna J this 2021.
With a gentle yet dynamic electro-synth instrumental opening the track, the quietly powerful and captivating melody brings you instantly into the songs sonic world as her vocals emerge onto the atmospheric soundscape and float perfectly above the rhythmic beat. Drawing inspiration from a melting-pot of genres – with the track’s sonic influences spanning across electro-synth, pop and R&B – the eclectic energy of the instrumentation comes to together to create a bright, glimmering and ambient atmosphere that is completely unforgettable. Alongside the immersive composition, and told through Lacuna J’s dazzling vocals, is a poignant and relatable narrative, written from the perspective of a spectator, that delves into the heart-wrenching situation of what it’s like to be in a vulnerable position at the hands of someone heartless and attempts to shatter the rose tinted view of a loved one and a toxic relationship. With an expertly crafted production, filled with trumpet-esque synths and a dynamic R&B style beat, that flawlessly transitions into a vibrant pop energy, the track brings together a selection of sounds that result in a dreamy and intoxicating vibe.
Talking about the track, LACUNA J explains:
“I guess it’s a silent plea for them to figure it out on their own without my interfering but the frustration of also sitting back not wanting to be officious.”
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