Track Of The Day 28/2 – Erin LeCount

'Bday Blues'

Essex vocalist Erin LeCount makes music that feels utterly true to her character. A form of autobiographical storytelling, her form of songwriting thrives on honesty, acting as a kind of mirror to her inner life.

Freshly signed to Good As Gold Records, her debut EP is incoming. Ahead of this, Erin LeCount has shared beautifully poignant new single ‘Bday Blues’, with its soft-hued introspection matched to a spartan yet empathetic indie-pop setting.

The calming, beatific sounds underpin her stellar vocal, with her fragrant delivery illuminating words that deal with subtle shifts within her life, and her personality.

Erin comments…

‘BDAY BLUES’ is about the feeling of growing pains, nostalgia, changing as a person (not knowing if it’s for the better or worse) and dreading not being seventeen anymore. It’s for the people like me who struggle around the time of their birthday or the dark, dull late January kind of empty feeling.

I started writing ‘BDAY BLUES’ on my 18th birthday during lockdown, as that day felt more like a time of grief for who I used to be, rather than a day of celebration.

You can hear aspects of BANKS, Sampha, or even FKA twigs within her quiet, soulful intensity – a voice to look out for.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: James Jacob

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