TOTD // 080; Lulu James ~ Closer

February 19th, 2013 by TJ

Words by Dan Carson

South Shields raised songstress Lulu James has finally unveiled ‘Closer’, her first release on RCA and the follow up to 2012’s ‘Be Safe’; the track which first ignited our lust for the 21-year-old’s genre-defying, dance floor melting future pop.

Centre stage are Lulu’s vocals: deep, soulful murmurs rolling into velvety coos, reaching at the sort of powerful, pristine notes so sought after by modern Rn’B and dance producers. Her flexible range is a potent and vital hook within the sensual murk of pulsating bass throbs and echoing hip-hop breaks.

A product of her recording sessions with The Invisible’s Dave Okumu, ‘Closer’ once again displays Lulu’s affinity with sewing discordant influences together to create sleek intoxicating new sounds.

Upcoming shows:

08/03 – The Other Rooms – Newcastle

13/03 – Shepherds Bush Empire – London (w/ Jessie Ware and Laura Mvula)

25/04 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham W/ Rudimental