RIYL: Angel Olsen, Joni Mitchell, Joanna Newsom
Label: Lost and Lonesome
Lucy Roleff’s debut record This Paradise was released this summer and is one of my favourite female folk records this year. If you’re looking for a sadder sister to Angel Olsen, then listen to this beauty. The mood of “This Paradise” remind me of her debut Strange Cacti, which I consider her best.
Lucy’s songs are mostly played on fingerpicking guitar or harp, but most of the songs are beautifully joined by cello, bowed glockenspiel, cymbals, piano and¬†pump organ without losing the minimal approach. This Paradise¬†is one of the most honest and intimate records I heard in long long time. Listen to this haunting and melancholic record below.
Lucy Roleff is a classically trained, lyrical-folk songstress from Melbourne. Born to a German Opera singer father and Maltese mother, she spent a childhood steeped in ornate European classical music, storytelling and folk styles.
Lucy‚Äôs compositions weave lyrical verse, fractured sounds and lush harmonies, interspersed with moments of haunting abandon.
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