Sydney-based electronic artist Lupa J has unveiled her latest offering ‘Drift’, from her forthcoming debut album ‘SWALLOW ME WHOLE’ (due early-2019). ‘Drift’ once again demonstrates Lupa as an ever evolving, experimental artist and I can’t be more excited about what the future and this debut album holds.
‘Drift’ starts with a yearning eeriness met with Lupa’s swaying vocals, heartbreakingly exclaiming “I’ve gone too far now, In someone else’s clothes now”. The drums rise like a heartbeat pulsing in the back of your throat. Before you know it, you’ve been dropped 50 feet into the eye of a hurricane as the sweet vocal riffs, rolling industrial percussion and staccato raindrop synths mould into a full rave of emotion.
“Drift is about feeling a nagging unhappiness with the way things are but having no idea how to make any kind of change” says Lupa J.
‘Drift’ has an intriguing duality, feeling like it would be appropriate for a dress-up party in a forest or your pitch-black room with speakers blaring (while crying of course).
Having already toured with Grimes, Sarah Blasko, Alice Glass and Tegan and Sara in her career so far, Lupa J is most definitely one the “must watch” acts of 2019. I will most definitely be seeing you at one of her shows in the near future.