Inspired by iconic female artists such as Jill Scott, Nina Simone and Eva Cassidy, South-East London-based songwriter Loie is an RnB artist who is firmly in a lane of their own. Brixton-Born, Loie is known for her carefully-crafted melodies and effortless guitar work, and is a tactile writer whose creativity is not rooted in one place or idea.
Her latest release ‘Perfect’ is testament to her individuality, with nods towards her mixed heritage coming to the fore in the sampling of Tobago wildlife in the single’s sultry introduction. The Chinese-Trinidadian artist’s silky vocals sit above luscious harmonies and spacious reverbs, with grooving bass lines setting the tone for the single’s love-letter narrative.
Discussing the track, Loie explains:
“’Perfect’ is the first song from the EP. It is my most acoustic and stripped back track but still has a bouncy R&B essence which listeners will recognise.
It begins with samples of the birds and wildlife of Tobago which I recorded during my stay with family this summer. I wanted to capture the magical wonder of the island to paint this love-story. To me, it feels like a warm caress or a gentle kiss and shows me at my most playful and carefree state.”
Having already been supported by Fresh Finds UKand IE and Ditto’s Patterned playlist, she’s accumulated over 150,000 streams on Spotify alone for her singles ‘That’s My Girl’, ‘Take You There’ and ‘Hide My Feels’. With a knack for penning singles with pin-point precision, 2022 looks promising – especially with a debut EP on the horizon.