Saturday 9 July 2016

New Music: Kacy Hill - Lion

Rather like Christmas, posting about Kacy Hill on Breaking More Waves seems to be an annual affair. First in 2014 there was the experimental and ethereal Experience. This was followed in 2015 by my favourite song that Jack Garratt has been involved in - Foreign Fields (Jack - you should have stolen that one for yourself). Now, it’s time for the 2016 edition, with a new tune called Lion, the first taster from Kacy's debut album which will be released this autumn (or this Fall to all you US readers). It’s not to be confused with another song called Lion which is floating around at the moment, by Welsh singer Casi (here) which is equally good.

So take a listen. Don’t be fooled by the gentle near flowery ambient percussive opening on this one that will probably make you think of South American mountain ranges, sunsets and birds of prey soaring elegantly overhead (OK maybe that’s just me), because by the time Lion gets to the chorus it bursts into something far more grandiose, without ever sounding fully overblown, the song dealing with Kacy’s own tendency to shroud feelings of guilt in defensiveness. It certainly bodes well for that album. 

Oh, and on a side note for regular readers, she certainly has pop star credentials. After all, she's already done the obligatory bath pic (here). 

Kacy Hill - Lion 

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