Originally from Nottingham, Brownswood Future Bubblers graduate Yazmin Lacey has become an exciting new voice within the UK neo-soul and jazz scene. With her powerful, soothing vocals that are backed by a groovy and vibrant soundscape that gives her music an ethereal atmosphere, she has really come into her own these last few years.
With When The Sun Drips 90 Degrees, her new EP released on First Word Records, she continues to expand on her abilities as a songwriter, being more candid and personal than ever before. The groove on tracks like “Something My Heart Trusts” is infectious, with impeccable Dilla-esque drumming that is so incredibly groovy that you cannot help but nod your head to it. The bassline and drumming on “90 Degrees” is reminiscent of that iconic Dilla beat for Erykah Badu’s “Didn’t Cha Know?” It explodes into this infectious groove with backing vocals, beautiful keys and subtle guitar leads that give the track such a spiritual vibe. The closer “Body Needs Healing” is simply stunning. Her voice is so smoothing, often sensual too, but the guitar leads on this track are just otherworldly. I have to give a big shoutout to Pete Beardsworth and Yazmin’s band who crafted a flawless fusion of neo-soul and jazz that just overwhelm the soul with joy.
Please listen and support Yazmin Lacey’s new EP When The Sun Drips 90 Degrees as it really is one of the more memorable releases to come out this year. You can stream the project below via Bandcamp. Released via First Word Records.