Coming off the back of a hugely successful tour run supporting the iconic Coldplay on their European tour, seasoned singer-songwriter and producer Lyves makes a solid return with her sensual new single “Faded”.
A further example of her versatility as an artist, Lyves enters new territory musically with her latest offering a slow-burning, disco-tinged production. Born out of a deep love for 70’s and 80’s, the medley of beautifully arranged live instrumentation, including funk-heavy guitar flecks, smooth bass and groovy drums create the beautifully rich atmosphere on “Faded”. Telling the story of fading love – a complex space where feelings of hopeful euphoria are often a form of denial in disguise – its Lyves’ powerful song writing and vocal performance that are in equal parts elegant and stirring. She honours the legacy set before her by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Rose Royce and Anita Baker.
Speaking on the process of creating “Faded”, Lyves recounts:
“It was an extraordinarily humbling experience, I had the opportunity to record with some of my favourite musicians in London. Every part on the record was played live and their playing felt so colourful and expanded my grasp of the music – inspiring my vocal performance and where I felt I could go. I felt like I got a glimpse into a new space musically. I would like to create more records in this live context.”
Penning songs from the age of eleven, music has always been a source of great joy for Lyves, the moniker of Francesca Bergami. Opting initially for a life away from music, she would return with the hunger to pursue her passion, which birthed the debut EP ‘Like Water’ in 2017. Receiving support by the likes of Notion, Complex, Rolling Stone, 6 Music, BBC Introducing and 1Xtra, Lyves provides a taste of the greatness to come with her latest project “8 Rooms” – A musical and visual journey which holds a microscope over the complexity of human emotion. Yet another headline gig and a subsequent UK tour in the pipeline, she is continuously raising the bar and ultimately redefining what it means to be an artist in her field.
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