South London’s Lola Young has shared her newest single ‘Stream of Consciousness’.
Speaking about the new track, which finds her detailing stories of self-discovery and growing up, Lola says, “It’s a contemplation of who I am, my insecurities, the mistakes I have made and what I’ve learned from them to grow into the young woman I am becoming. ‘Stream of Consciousness’ is an introduction to my new sound; my upcoming music feels like I’m channelling a depth of creativity I’ve never accessed before, and I’m excited to share with everyone.”
When we spoke to the BRIT-nominated artist earlier this year, she told us of her journey, “I wanted to be a songwriter for a while, but then I started to realise if I was just to do that, how content would I be? I could make a bit of money and live a nice life, but how comfortable would I be knowing someone else is singing the song that I‘d written? The majority of the songs I have out, and have written, are super personal. They’re the kind of songs that, if I was to hear someone else singing them, I’d be like, ‘Ooh no, I can’t deal with that!’”
Revisit our interview with Lola here, and have a listen to ‘Stream of Consciousness’ below.
See Lola Young live at the following dates:
28 - The Fleece - Bristol, UK
29 - Electric Brixton - London, UK
31 - Gorilla - Manchester, UK
01 - Les Etoiles Theatre - Paris, France
02 - Paradiso (Upstairs) - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
04 - Jaki - Cologne, Germany
05 - Privatclub - Berlin, Germany
06 - Nochtwache - Hamburg, Germany
She’s also sharing her new single ‘Annabel’s House’.
Wallice, PinkPantheress and the curiously-named Jealous Nostril also feature in this week’s round-up of new music.
Meet the 21-year-old South Londoner injecting openness and honesty back into mainstream pop.
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