Having spotted Lorna Dea some time ago and enjoyed her debut EP, Little Spark, back in 2016, we’ve been wondering when she would pop up on our radar again with more of her deliciously addictive pop sounds.
Lorna has been working hard on her new EP Comfort Zone, which achieved a top 5 position in iTunes’ R&B chart when it dropped last week. She’s also been having a bit of fun with Jack In The Box, exploring a quirky alter-ego that’s both curiously liberating and slightly bonkers with a single release “Got To Have You”, and its bizarrely entertaining video.
Before you read on, Lorna Dea is giving a FREE download of her track “Stay The Same” to Angry Baby readers. If you’re not already subscribed to Angry Baby, just pop the email address that you’d like it delivered to here and it will be on its way to you straight away, together with a bumper collection of music that has been shared by Angry Baby. The music comes from outstanding artists that you may not have heard before. With a mix of rock, pop, folk…you name it…there’s bound to be something new that floats your musical boat, and all for free! What’s not to like about that?!
The song tells a story of first encounters, eyes meeting across a crowded room:
‘You walk over this way,
You ask if I’m alone,
You think you’re taking me home…’
‘Now you’re standing next to me,
You can’t deny the chemistry
Losing my mind’
The arrangements and delivery are bang on the money – fresh and contemporary with an earworm of a hookline. Lorna’s vocals sit neatly on top, crisp, clear and full of personality.
Then there’s the video.
Anyone who has seen Lorna Dea (to rhyme with “tea’) perform live will know that she’s stunningly stylish. With a background in photographic modelling, she presents herself with the ease of someone who is used to being beautiful. The video that accompanies “Got To Have You” proves Lorna doesn’t take herself too seriously. Hair awry and lipstick on teeth, this is Dea as you’ve never seen her before. With cutaways to gorgeously eccentric retro clips, we’re given an amusing mini-film that adds an alternative interpretation to the track.
Lorna’s advice to anyone just starting out with their music shows that, although this collaboration is unexpected, it’s still authentic:
‘I would say stay true to yourself, your own style, influences and interests. Don’t try to be someone you’re not’
Lorna Dea is already back in the studio, collaborating with multi-award-winning producer-songwriter Fred Cox (Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Izzy Bizu), so it’ll be worth keeping up with her to hear the results – here are the links you need:
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