NEW SINGLE ‘HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO’ OUT NOW
DEBUT HEADLINE UK TOUR KICKS OFF THIS WEEK
Lucy Deakin has today released her addictive and infectious brand new EP, ‘in your head i’m probably crying’ via Scruff Of The Neck Records – alongside the brand new single ‘how am i supposed to‘.Spanning over seven glistening tracks, lyrical themes throughout the body of work tackle both nostalgic and modern day quarrels, laid out upon a bed of insightful and intricate bedroom pop soundscapes. Explaining the EP in more detail, Lucy elaborates, “‘in your head i’m probably crying’ is all about feeling like I’m stuck in a young life crisis and not having a clue what is going on or where I’m ‘supposed’ to be in my life. The name relates to everything I’ve been through in my life, as I should be crying (in everyone’s head) but I’m not – I’m so much stronger than I ever thought I could be. Particularly with tracks like ‘2009’, it uses the nostalgia to wish I could back to a much simpler time.”
Previous singles featuring on the EP include lead track ‘acting like you’re famous’, a meteoric slice of pop which is assertive in calling out those who place too much weight on social media statistics in order to create a fairytale image of their lives, and ‘how to lose a guy’, a tongue-in-cheek assessment of the euphoria of breaking free from a relationship you no longer want to be in.
There are more tender and heartfelt moments on the record too. ‘i don’t even miss you’ contends with difficult family relationships and sits further away sonically from anything else on the EP.
Reminiscing on simpler times, the final track ‘2009’ details her old life, a little over a decade ago, whilst referencing and making a comparison on viral trends and people’s desire to be “Tik Tok famous, something else but broke”. Amongst previous singles there are also three brand new tracks for fans to get their ears around.
Throughout the campaign so far, Lucy has received a wealth of support from key tastemakers like Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1, and this new body of work is a writing/production collaboration between the singer and fellow musician Josh Noble from Larkins – who recently invited the singer to join them on tour in Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham and Bristol.
Fans won’t have long to wait to catch Lucy live either, after a triumphant London show last night at The Grace, the musician will now continue playing headline shows around the UK visiting seven more cities around England and Scotland (tickets available here).
The release of ‘in your head i’m probably crying’ follows an incredible 2020 for the fast rising pop artist. Her debut EP ‘i got bored’ earned her praise from industry tastemakers and even her idol Miley Cyrus, with its bold, future pop feel. Starting the year in the NME 100 tips list, and earning the cover of Amazon Music’s Girl Squad plus their billboard in Leicester Square, Lucy Deakin was also booked to play SXSW last year.
Lucy Deakin’s ‘in your head i’m probably crying’ EP is out now via Scruff of the Neck. Stream here.
Tour DatesFri 05/11/21 – The Louisiana, Bristol Tue 09/11/21 – Oporto, Leeds Fri 12/11/21 – Komedia Studio, Brighton Sat 13/11/21 – Bodega, Nottingham Thu 18/11/21 – YES Pink Room, Manchester Fri 19/11/21 – Surf Cafe, Newcastle Sat 20/11/21 – Garage Attic, Glasgow
Track list1. crying 2. how am i supposed to 3. acting like you’re famous 4. bedroom floor 5. how to lose a guy 6. i don’t even miss you 7. 2009
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.