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Lola Sola - Single Review: Tripping

04 Dec 2019 // A review by butch181

This latest single from Lola Sola, Tripping, is pure simplicity; simple enough to allow nothing to draw your attention away from the vocals. With very little instrumentation beyond a guitar (which doubles as the tracks percussive element), there is nothing complicated about it, and it creates a slow and weary ambience.

Most importantly though, it creates an aura of delirious satisfaction and contentedness. Lola Sola has a gorgeous variety of vocal qualities, with a Gin Wigmore/Amy Winehouse twang when she projects some grit into her style.

Almost dream-like, Tripping, ebbs and flows like a truly natural tide, rising and falling until the crest breaks and then back again. It’s simple, but it’s as complicated as it needs to be to get its point across.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Lola Sola

With her roots in Aotearoa (NZ), Lola Sola is a singer-songwriter with a dynamic vocal range and emotive lyrics; blending folk, soul and a hint of blues. In late 2015, following a successful crowd-funding campaign, she went on to record an EP and tour New Zealand. Currently based in Sydney Australia, she has released her first studio album Walking Back from Hell, a stripped-back collection of originals recorded at A Sharp Recording Studios with producers, Richard Lake & Joe Sharratt.

Lola’s solo performances are intimate and captivating. Her shows are always developing with the different collaborative efforts of the musicians she works with.

Walking Back from Hell is a collection of honest song writing. Pairing haunting lyrics with delicate harmonies and simple guitar riffs, it sets a backdrop of an artist who has a powerful connection to her experiences and a lot more stories to tell.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Lola Sola

Releases

Walking Back From Hell
Year: 2016
Type: Album

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