Song: Lucy Feliz – Magic Hour review

by Philip Moss

When new music lands from Scottish label, OK Pal, it always pricks our ears – particularly since last year’s majestic Impossible Bodies from label co-founder, Faith Eliot. And judging by Magic Hour – the first single from Lucy Feliz’s upcoming second LP, Last of the Sun – it seems Eliot, and label co-founder, Hailey Beavis, have got an ear for spotting talent too.

There’s most certainly an other worldliness to the guitars that guide us through Magic Hour – as the Brighton based songwriter searches for something more meaningful and relatable than the cruelness of her Catholic upbringing, which plays in contrast to naive eyes through which a child views the world – ‘I said to mum and dad – don’t you wish you had to live forever after? Happy ever after…’

Recorded just about as far away from her Brighton home – in New Zealand, with producer, Ben Edwards (Nadia Reid, Julia Jacklin, Aldous Harding) – this first taster from her upcoming LP recalls the spirit of Stuart Murdoch’s God Help The Girl project. And while there’s an ethereal mood to Feliz’s work, here it certainly feels kinda magic!

Last of the Sun, will be released through OK Pal records on 28th August.

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