For Grace marks Lila’s official emergence as a solo artist. It is the first single from her much awaited Double EP release, ‘Our Friends’ which has been two years in the making. Written when Lila was just 17, ‘For Grace’ is an intimate account of the feelings surrounding death.
With close multi tracked vocals, her soft yet passionate performance makes reference to Bon Iver’s early albums, whilst also incorporating the slightly more experimental edge of Aldous Harding, another of her major influences.
Lila Tristram is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in East London. Lila’s music has been playlisted by the BBC, and she was subsequently nominated as the face of BBC Sounds’ November 2019 hotlist, catching the attention of BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Jon Hillcock.
A gentle frock of promises, ‘Grace’ delights with flittering innuendos and palpitating turns of the page. Like a small novel, the graphic descriptions of what is to be next, keeps the listener in suspense and attention.
A flick of the wrist, a wading of the arms, and a chiseled chin confidence, exude through the formalities of the song, as it dances like a ballerina into your heart.
What a treat and delight, in the ramp up to the upcoming EP.
Looking forward to the EP, ‘Our Friends’, indeed.