A body of work that radiates warm magnetic energy
‘Notes To Self’ is a body of work that radiates warm magnetic energy, woven together in a narrative that tells a story of vulnerability and the solitary venture of self-discovery as a young woman.
Lu said about the collection of songs “This EP is called ‘Notes To Self’ because each of these 5 songs is exactly that. Noting pivotal moments of self-reflection, growth and worth, each track holds a separate teachable message” She continued to talk about the lead single “’Always You’ is very much a song about young love. Looking back on past relationships it’s all too easy just to see the bitter endings. We forget about the good bits and small pockets of happiness in between. No matter what we go through, we always grow, and as long as you stay positive you are invincible. Young love may sometimes be naive, short-sighted, or even painful, but it’s always love, and it’s always beautiful.
Lu’s breathy, jazzy tones rest beautifully between soul and R&B. The artist graduated from the London branch of the BIMM Institute (British and Irish Modern Music Institute) in 2020 and set to work on her debut EP ‘Notes to self’. Her releases to date have been supported online by the likes of COMPLEX, Clash, Earmilk and Wonderland, been playlisted by Spotify UK and enjoyed spot plays on BBC Introducing.
Lu grew up in a home filled with music, listening to everything from the classic soul/jazz maestros of the ’50s and ’60s, like Nina Simone and Sam Cooke, to noughties Hip hop, RnB and soul outfits such as Outkast, Eminem, Rihanna and Amy Winehouse, this is where her love for songwriting and melody truly began. Since then, her contemporary influences have aligned with the times, citing Little Simz, Anderson Paak, Maverick Sabre and the Blue Note Re: imagined album as huge sources of inspiration.
The 2020 pandemic hit just before Lu had completed her ‘Notes To Self’ EP, live dates were cancelled, but Lu used that time productively to complete the finishing touches remotely and concentrate on her songwriting. The result is a collection of musically detailed, immaculately produced treats.
Lu will showcase a live acoustic set of the ‘Notes To Self’ EP at The Hoxton Underbelly on June 24th.
What I Like
Lovely (feat. Civil)