Every weekday, DIY’s new music know-it-all Neu brings you one essential new release to get obsessed with. Today’s Neu Pick comes from Lao Ra.
She’s now returned with ‘No Pressure’, her first new music of 2018, and those chart-topping ambitions are still in perfect view. A brilliantly rhythmic, catchy bop, the track sings of relationship trouble, and lingering feelings, but it gives none of this away musically; it’s a carefree, sunny cut.
Speaking about the track, the singer says ‘No Pressure’ is “about emotional unavailability. It’s that feeling of not being able to give more of yourself in a new relationship because of a past love that still lingers, and the offer of something transient instead.”
The new track comes alongside news of a handful of UK/European headline shows later in the year. The dates follow a bunch of festival performances, and include a London show at the new Pickle Factory.
View the dates and watch the new video for ‘No Pressure’ below.
14 NOS Alive
21 Bluedot Festival
28 Kendal Calling
06 Barcelona, Sidecar
07 Madrid, Boite
08 Donostia, La Cripta
12 London, Pickle Factory