Indie-pop infused with jazz a la Jessie Ware New EP
London-based singer-songwriter and performer Lucy Wroe has been developing her sound as a musician since the age of 10, when she learned to play the guitar. Flourishing with a poised vocals, groovy drum beat and whimsical charm, Wroe’s effortlessly laid-back sound is best described as jazz-infused indie-pop.
After her first release in 2020, Wroe’s songwriting really took shape, combining the melodic work of early female songwriters and the modern jazz and electronic production of Lianne La Havas and Jessie Ware; paint in new colors to establish its exclusive sound.
Backed by a drummer, bassist and guitarist, the Winchester-born artist explores the passion of a new relationship, the complexity of commitment and how it pushes us to self-reflection. The new EP Same World represents a whole relationship. The title track “Same World” explores passionate and physical beginnings, where a relationship is only superficial. “Far Too High” becomes a complete emotional investment, almost an obsession. By “Closer To Home” there is hesitation, and a slow realization that you have become a different person in order to be with another. Finally, we reach a moment of self-reflection in “Want You Back,” where it becomes clear that the partnership was only ever going to be physical and temporary.
Wroe expresses, “Ever since I can remember, I’ve had this weird longing very deep inside of me like a well that I can’t fill, and over the years I just pushed it deeper. It regularly surfaces through my lyrics, which is why this EP focused on making a very special, deep connection and then realizing that it’s just not what you need” .
Despite numerous lockdowns, Wroe has felt a spark of productivity over the past few years, with 2022 seeing her continue to thrive as the world reopens.