Lucy Kitchen - Sun To My Moon
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Review Text A mesmerizing and haunting new album from Lucy Kitchen. From the opening notes, Sun To My Moon, Lucy Kitchen's second studio album, takes you on a journey that ranges from fragile stripped back confessionals to Americana, to psychedelic-tinged harmony-laden anthems. Featuring a more expansive sound than her previous offerings with full band on a number of songs, plus piano, pedal steel, Hammond, and lush strings, Sun To My Moon was recorded mostly at Valley Studios and mastered to tape at Tilehouse Studios. The naturally raw sound is big, yet also intimate - and paints an emotive picture. In the search for touchstones, Lucy is often compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Beth Orton, and vocally, Sandy Denny, but her sound is all her own. Sun To My Moon opens with the track of the same name, a call for a lover, followed by the crashing, swirling emotion of "Searching For Land". "Lovers In Blue" features stunning strings, and the ethereal "Summer Queen" builds from delicate piano and acoustic guitar to full band and back again. Lucy on the album: "There's a theme of loss but how, within that, love somehow pulls us through. There's also I guess for me the vibe that I veer towards the moon - the darker, questioning side and a lot of the songs on the album have come out of a hard couple of years personally but also within that amazing things have happened as a result." Since her last album, Waking (2014), Lucy has been in demand as a vocalist, working with a number of electronic music acts to write and record songs that have been championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1 and Mixmag. She's also performed on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury Festival.