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EDITORS’ NOTES

London-based singer/songwriter Lyla Foy turned a night home into her career. She’d collaborated with others but wasn’t satisfied until, under the alias WALL, she made “No Secrets,” which received immediate acclaim on the Internet and led to her signing to Sub Pop Records. “No Secrets” appears here in a “slightly updated form” but, more importantly, its template of sound led to the sparkling minimalism of Foy’s debut album, Mirrors the Sky. Here, her songwriting talents expand beyond the haunting simplicity of that fateful track. This self-produced debut lets the electro-pop of “I Only” and “Feather Tongue” match the shuffling introspection of “Honeymoon” and “Easy,” where Foy stretches into the world of Kate Bush (or is that Lana Del Rey in 2014?). Foy herself singles out Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie for the sweet, understated pop hook guiding the beautiful but static “Impossible.” However, influences aren’t everything. Foy finds her own voice throughout, and the tuneful heartbreak of “Someday” and “Warning” suggest that the records she has yet to make will reveal the answers we seek from this mysterious debut.

EDITORS’ NOTES

London-based singer/songwriter Lyla Foy turned a night home into her career. She’d collaborated with others but wasn’t satisfied until, under the alias WALL, she made “No Secrets,” which received immediate acclaim on the Internet and led to her signing to Sub Pop Records. “No Secrets” appears here in a “slightly updated form” but, more importantly, its template of sound led to the sparkling minimalism of Foy’s debut album, Mirrors the Sky. Here, her songwriting talents expand beyond the haunting simplicity of that fateful track. This self-produced debut lets the electro-pop of “I Only” and “Feather Tongue” match the shuffling introspection of “Honeymoon” and “Easy,” where Foy stretches into the world of Kate Bush (or is that Lana Del Rey in 2014?). Foy herself singles out Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie for the sweet, understated pop hook guiding the beautiful but static “Impossible.” However, influences aren’t everything. Foy finds her own voice throughout, and the tuneful heartbreak of “Someday” and “Warning” suggest that the records she has yet to make will reveal the answers we seek from this mysterious debut.

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About Lyla Foy

London-based singer/songwriter Lyla Foy began making music in 2012 under the moniker WALL, releasing her home-recorded tunes online to great response from various blogs and music sites. Shortly into her career she dropped the alias, opting to go instead under her own name. She was quickly signed by indie giant Sub Pop, which released her debut album, Mirrors the Sky, in 2014, which she supported with international touring. ~ Fred Thomas

  • ORIGIN
    London, England
  • BORN
    1988

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