Alice Phoebe Lou – Lovesick

Alice Phoebe Lou

Lovesick


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Stacy Klein

Published:
Mar 31, 2021

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Tash Sultana,
Billie Marten,
Big Thief

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female vocalist
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folk
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indie folk

Why do we like this?

“Lovesick” is a vulnerable, introspective track in which Alice Phoebe Lou explores her emotions around loving someone who no longer loves her back. This is a hard space for anyone to be in, especially when the relationship has ended and those feelings of love and longing rear their heads at random moments, making you wonder where the ghosts have been hiding the whole time. But Lou explores these feelings with a purity and innocence that reminds us exactly why she is a tiny force to be reckoned with. Her vocals are ethereal and melodic, breezy, feminine and clean, and provide a contained groundedness to her heartfelt lyrics:

“I can’t help thinking about

All of the perks of loving you

Even if I have to hold this love alone

Until it passes through”

Last year, Lou got in touch with the deepest, darkest parts of herself as she spent time alone in lockdown; she shaved her head, had a self-described ego-death, fell in love, and subsequently mended a broken heart. It was these experiences that culminated in her third studio album, Glow, and on it, Lou sings about love in a way that is mature, insightful, indulgent, honest, and brave. Talking about the origin of the album in a statement, Lou explains:

“I used to feel quite self-conscious about writing love songs, but now I like the idea that your music can be a friend to someone, and make them feel as though they’re being related to. This album simply poured out of my heart and my subconscious, and there was no stopping the lovestruck nature of them. Sometimes love, love lost and the ways in which these matters of the heart affect us, are the most relatable feelings in the world.”

Glow was released on March 19th, 2021.




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Alice Phoebe Lou – Dirty Mouth

Alice Phoebe Lou

Dirty Mouth


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Stacy Klein

Published:
Feb 28, 2021

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Faye Webster,
Julia Jacklin,
Big Thief

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female vocalist
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indie rock
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indie pop

Why do we like this?

Nothing like a little bit of local flavor to get me smiling on a Sunday morning. Hailing from Kommetjie, South Africa (which is also where the home-made music video for “Dirty Mouth” was shot,) Alice Phoebe Lou is a tiny force to be reckoned with.

Her lighthearted, feminine vocals are unmistakably self-assured and confident while maintaining a joyful sense of pureness, innocence, and almost child-like sincerity. “Dirty Mouth” is a free and joyful number, and carries the feeling of liberation and upliftment in every note. But, rather than coming from a place of happiness, this is a freedom that comes from letting go of inhibitions, of toughening up, of righteous indignation at having been mistreated. Alice won’t hold her tongue any longer, and the raw umbrage in the lyrics makes that clear.

Speaking to Broadway World, Alice describes “Dirty Mouth” as:

“…begging you to dance around your room naked and scream out what you really feel. The words are written from an uninhibited, no bulls, part of myself that I often hide with manners, pleasantries & politeness. It’s a big smiling middle finger to the men that have pulled me down, used me & hurt me in ways that took me years to heal. Asking for what I want. Saying how I feel. Not holding back.”

Words to live by, my friends.

Alice Phoebe Lou’s third album, Glow, is due out March 19th, 2021. It’s visceral, personal, and untamed. It’s full of blissful melodies, upbeat grooves, and emotive piano compositions, and is delivered by an artist who refuses to let anyone stop her from speaking her mind.




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