Lial gives pop a dose of the dark with her new single
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 | Grace
Having already been compared to the likes of Kylie and Billie Ray Martin, London based electronic-pop artist Lial is giving the modern music scene a dose of the dark side and as a result, is creating something beautiful. Her latest single, Embers, was released just last week and is a powerful mix of melancholic alt-pop and hypnotic vocals that encapsulates a brooding sound juxtaposed with sultry minimal arrangements.
The artist has previously stated that she takes influence from Sia, Lana Del Rey and Lapsley. These are sounds which are mirrored in her own music. Embers is a song about moving away from a destructive, yet addictive, situation. Within the song, Lial describes how as part of that bad scenario, there was always an underlying hope. She says, “the recognition there is something good that could have been, even as you try to draw a line under it all.”
Beginning her career singing at sport events, such as England Rugby matches, Lial decided to create her own music and in 2019, released her debut EP Heart Scars. As well as being self-released and unpromoted, the EP managed to gain an impressive 68 thousand Spotify plays. Among many others, the track was picked up by Pixie Lott, Lily James and Michelle Dockery, who all championed her music across social media.
Check out more of her music and see where Lial is at on Spotify, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.