The soul filled northern wonder that is Lulu James is slowly but surely stomping her foot into the UK scene. We may of only had a handful of songs from her this year but everyone has been absolutely sublime. Her latest single, "Sweetest Thing", is due for release on November 3rd via RCA and she's just offered up the monochromatic visual for the track. A simple yet effective accompaniment sees Lulu performing the track in a slightly more understated fashion in comparison to her previous clips. It fits the song nicely though, as I feel this shows a bit more of a gentle and more affectionate side to her matching the love filled lyrics and a subtle delivery. Lulu is currently supporting Ellie Goulding on tour and will be part of Annie Mac's AMP tour in November. It's certainly looking like Lulu is set to take the world by storm in 2014 when she delivers her album.
After being first introduced to Lulu James earlier in the year I've honestly been rarely excited to hear more. It's not my usual cup of tea but her voice just makes my body move and shake in a way I've not had before. And not like that, you dirty minded fools. Her new single "Sweetest Thing" is a loved up slow-groove of a track that features her unique vocals laying down some heart-felt lyrics over a head-bopping beat in the verses and a bigger drum beat in the chorus'. It's a little more subtle than her previous tracks but it's showing another side to the northern girl.
Others are noticing her talents too as Ellie Goulding has announced she'll be taking her on tour before she heads out on the road for 'Annie Mac Presents' the following months. Dates of both can be seen after the jump.
Ellie Goulding support Dates:
03/10 - Academy - Sheffield
04/10 - Barbican - York
06/10 - Civic Hall - Wolverhampton
07/10 - Academy - Newcastle
08/10 - Usher Hall - Edinburgh
10/10 - Great Hall - Cardiff
11/10 - Apollo - Manchester
12/10 - Guildhall - Southampton
16/10 - Hammersmith Apollo - London
18/10 - Apollo - Manchester
Annie Mac Presents Tour Dates:
08/11 - Warehouse Project - Manchester
12/11 - Tuesday Club - Sheffield
15/11 - Academy - Bournemouth
16/11 - Institute - Birmingham
22/11 - Picturehouse - Edinburgh
23/11 - Motion - Bristol
29/11 - Academy - Leeds
30/11 - Olympia - Dublin, Ireland
Late in June we were treated to a brand new track titled "Step By Step" from the soulful and extremely talented Lulu James. Today we get an eyeball of a treat from her in the shape of the official video for that track. Colourful and vibrant to match the funky track you can watch it above. Very much excited to hear some more from Lulu but for those of you wanting to purchase this single, it's released on August 12th via RCA.
I was introduced to Lulu James back in October last year. I was immediately blown away by her soul filled vocals and her second single "Closer" was a banger. Putting her voice to a funky back drop, I challenge you to not dance along when you hit play. The songstress has now offered up her new track "Step By Step" for our enjoyment. I'm very much looking forward to more material from Lulu. If you missed her last track "Closer" check it out over here.
"Step By Step" will be out via RCA on the 1st of August.
Every now and then I let a track slip through the cracks. This was one of those songs. I luckily was introduced to it a few weeks ago via Radio One and since then, it's been getting played a damn lot in the evenings at my apartment. It's perfect for getting a little groove on after a busy day. Coming from Lulu James, who we introduced you to late last year, she blends a variety of genres into one smooth sounding mix that you'll want to play over and over again. Go on, give "Closer" a whirl, what have you got to lose? The video accompaniment is a stylish black and white affair, not detracting too much from the music but it works oh so well.
The single is set to be released on April 7th via RCA.
Lulu James is set to release the single "Be Safe" via Black Butter on November 17th and today we can sit back and enjoy the video for the track. It originally featured on the debut self-released EP, Rope Mirage which dropped earlier this year but this version is a slightly different. Given a rework it's been tampered with by Hostage and Kidnap Kid and the result is pretty darn great Tuesday listening.