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Alice Phoebe Lou - Glow (Vinyl)
When we're used to the hustle and bustle of everyday life, having all that noise taken away can leave a silence that's just as loud. For South African-born, Berlin-based artist Alice Phoebe Lou, it was an opportunity to articulate her deepest thoughts and emotions into a new album, Glow.Glow is a breathtaking work, full of visceral, star-dusted songs delivered in her crooning tones, against a backdrop of scuzzy guitars, sauntering bass grooves and mesmeric piano sequences. Glow is Alice finally allowing herself to write about those more personal subjects, in a very raw way. Most of the songs are about love; outpourings of intense feeling. 'I realised that instead of making people think, I wanted to simply make people feel,' Alice says. Some songs showcase a new style of writing, where she would play the music and just sing the first thing that came to her. 'In some moments, it's almost embarrassing how vulnerable I'm being,' she says. Yet there's nothing embarrassing about songs such as new single 'dusk', written as a tribute to friendship. Nor 'dirty mouth', which is loaded with perky guitar lines and a fun, summery vibe. On 'how to get out of love', her gentle croons recall a young Judy Garland; soft reverberations give the song a beautifully vintage yet timeless feel.