East London vocalist Yazmin Lacey has long since broken down the wall between her life and her music.
Each word – each note, even – seems to come from a vastly personal space, providing a bridge of pure connection between her and the listener. It works, too – Yazmin’s slim but completely essential catalogue has amassed a crucial online following, with her jazz-hewn slices of alt-soul garnering millions of streams.
New single ‘Pieces’ opens a fresh chapter, a song about moving on, and closing a door behind you. Produced by Dave Okumu of the Invisible, it’s a languid, atmospheric return, the beatific arrangement topped off by those subtle finger-clicks.
It all stems from a recent break up, with Yazmin moving out of the house they’d once shared. “An open goodbye letter,” as she puts it, ‘Pieces’ is bathed in a kind of blissful melancholy, a 50/50 fusion of love and loss.
Horns come from three of the best around right now, with ames Mollison, Ritche Seivwright and Sheila Maurice-Gray stepping into the booth.
Yazmin explains: “It’s turning heartbreak into hope, a thank you to a love that was…”
Tune in now.