EP Review Lava La Rue - Butter-Fly

Lava La Rue - Butter-Fly

It shows off a versatility that cements the artist as one to watch for 2021.

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Lava La Rue’s ‘Butter-Fly’ is predominantly a celebration of new love: the anticipation, preoccupied thoughts, and of course the butterflies. The project sees the West Londoner exploring sounds reminiscent of psych-rock, all sun-drenched and windswept, overlaid with vocals which move from a spoken-word hum to dreamy melodies almost absorbed by their surroundings. ‘Angel’, with its guest turn from Deb Never, brings to mind late nights and early mornings with someone new, the bassline and wispy synths creating plenty of space for the bubble of early romance. ‘G.O.Y.D’ also ruminates on those fresh feelings, leaving no space for doubt, asking: “Why be friends when we were written like a haiku?” It’s intimate and intricate; the act of pouring your heart out and crossing your fingers. Making love original, on this release Lava is stepping into new sounds and showing off a versatility that cements the artist as one to watch for 2021.

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