“I think we use gender, sexuality and age too quickly – there are more interesting ways to describe myself and others.” Singer/songwriter LL steps into the spotlight with the demeanor of a hyper-intelligent, highly-functioning artist that has only started making music in the past year.
Gifted a piano for her birthday, LL literally did not move, writing a track a day and starting to work with Kola Bello (Ellie Goulding’s keys player), sending him and a couple of other producers beats. Suddenly LL found herself with a lot of industry attention and at a filmed session at Steinway this year, then at ‘This is Wired’ she met Eclectic whom she started writing with and promptly producing over twenty tracks, the first of which being ‘Lie’.
An elegant, icy instrumental with allusions to purer artists like FKA twigs and Banks, there are nevertheless faint hints of Neptunes’ production in the initial keyboard jabs, smoothing out into a breathy, futuristic strand of RnB pop.
This ‘purer’ artistry tends to express itself in LL’s family – her great grandmother was one of Lewis Carroll’s muses for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ whilst her great grandfather was a celebrated artist, exhibited at the V&A, National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. LL is next in line to export her own art onto the world.