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Breathe and enjoy Lily McKenzie's sincere and toe-tapping debut EP

26th January 2012

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Lily McKenzie has a number of collaborations under her belt in a variety of genres, including funkyhouse, grime and 2-step, but the South Londoner’s debut solo EP ‘Breathe’ demonstrates her eclectic ability even further by emphasising the singer’s effortlessly soulful vocals.

At 23 year's old this singer/songwriter’s debut EP flaunts her youth thanks to the combination of delicate high-notes and beautifully candid pop lyrics - showcased perfectly on the track ‘Crazy’ which, despite the sad story it tells of being abandoned by her boyfriend.

The first release from the EP called ‘Forget About Us’ unveils Lily’s melodic, playful tone whilst also demonstrating her ability as a songwriter, displaying some innately catchy lyrical hooks.

The music video for this single, which sees Lily travelling on the tubes and trains through London, adds to the sincerity that her earthy vocals imply. In the video, we also see her perform the song in an abandoned warehouse - wearing a denim jacket and hair tied back – with her live band behind her, acoustic guitarist Ryan Keen, drummer Lee Eksioglu and bassist Steven Eniraiyetan.

The track ‘So Sweet’, about a friend who thinks about her everyday but doesn’t know if he wants a relationship, is one of those tunes that you will find yourself humming along to while waiting for the kettle to boil.

This four track EP delivers a confident, summery performance from this home-grown debutant which should leave you hankering for more.

Lily has been writing songs since the young age of 15 and performed at T in the Park’s ‘BBC Introducing stage’ in 2010.

Breathe is due to be launched at the Notting Hill Art Club night yOyO at the beginning of March.

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