Friday 6 May 2016

New Music Friday: Lake Lady – Better Day EP

Charise Sowells aka Lake Lady

New music for old souls. That's how Lady Lady describes her sound. It does make sense: If you are an old soul yearning for the blues sounds of old while at the same time looking for something fresh and original then Lake Lady will certainly appeal.


Hailing from Oakland, California, Lake Lady is the moniker of Charise Sowells. No stranger to the music scene, Charise has previously toured with the Grayson Wray Project as lead vocalist and synth player, performed with dream-pop group Notsolow at the 2012 Art Outside Festival and played the Fete de la Musique in France with her groove-pop duo Lake Lady and the Mountain Man.

The Album

Better Day is the debut EP from Lake Lady and features five unique tracks that showcase her talent. The EP opens with "Will Your Feelings Change?", a downtempo trip hop number reminiscent of Portishead and Tricky. Next up is the funky jazz number "All Over This Town", which you can listen to below. It is an anthemic and addictive ode to heartbreak that will have you hitting the repeat button in no time and is by far the best track on the EP.

The EP changes direction with the distinctive ocean sounds of denial and refusal of love in "Be Still My Heart" which is naturally followed by Lake Lady wondering "Will He Ever Come?". Do check out the video to “Will He Ever Come?” below.

The EP closes out with the upbeat and jazzy title track "Better Day" which is easily the track most likely to hit radio station playlists.


Recommended if you like Billie Holiday, Martina Topley-Bird, Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead


The official video to Lake Lady's "Will He Ever Come?"


Lake Lady's "All Over This Town"


Visit Lake Lady Music to buy Lake Lady's debut EP Better Day on a Name Your Price basis for the download or just $7.00 for the CD plus download.


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