Mechanical Bride is 25 year old songwriter and self-taught musician Lauren Doss from Brighton. You may remember her from 2008 when she released a hushed version of Rihanna’s Umbrella or maybe her 2007 EP The Throes ? Now she’s back with Colour Of Fire taken from the debut album proper Living With Ants, released 6th June via Transgressive. She played her first gig for some time last night in Brighton, with Caroline Weeks - a collaborator with Bat For Lashes in her band - and to add completeness Natasha aka Bat For Lashes herself was in the audience watching.
Colour of Fire is a piano led lament that has a timeless, melancholy quality that demands stillness and silent attention, similar to the work of Essie Jain who featured on the blog a while back. Perfect for a sleepy Sunday morning wakeup call or as a gentle kiss before bed. You can download the song for free from www.mechanical-bride.com and it streams below.Mechanical Bride - Colour Of Fire