Lush string arrangement and a soft vocal timbre makes up part of the textures in “The City” by Lakshmi. The storyline follows an artist struggling to maintain relationships as well progress as an individual. Keeping faith is something every person struggles with and it can be especially hard for artists as the world can pull them in so many different directions. The lyrics take on a romantic flare for the chorus as they become nostalgic and develop a sense of wanting. Despite this “The City” has a very strong message of perseverance for me. I’d highly recommend checking out “The City” if you are in need of more depth in your music especially in the arrangements which was a major selling point for me.
“The City” is a taste of her debut self titled EP. Stream “The City”, find artist socials, and read Lakshmis biography below!
Lakshmi is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Hereford, creating new folk-soul music inspired by the likes of Lianne La Havas, Jorja Smith and Elbow. Having trained as a classical violinist and worked as a session musician with massive bands and orchestras including the Brand New Heavies and the Chineke! Orchestra, Lakshmi is excited to be showcasing her own music to the public. Her arrival at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester four years ago gave her the opportunity to collaborate with musicians across multiple schools of study and these influences formed into a collection of unique songs with haunting lyrics and sophisticated harmony. Lakshmi’s self-titled debut EP, due Autumn 2019, was recorded at Yellow Arch Studios in Sheffield with Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley, Kylie Minogue) and sees her collaborate with pianist, songwriter and arranger Ollie West, who produced and arranged strings for the record. The first single off this EP, ‘The City’, was released 2nd August 2019. Make sure to follow her on all social media and don’t miss the chance to see one of the most unique upcoming artists in Manchester right now.