Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with DJ Cheryl Waters, is “Feather Tongue” by Lyla Foy from the 2014 album Mirrors The Sky on Sub Pop.
Originally working underneath the moniker WALL, Lyla Foy first released her song “No Secrets,” anticipating the music-community of London would receptively receive her late-night creative projects consisting of subdued drums and powerful bass. After a couple features on the local radio and some attention in Pitchfork, she created quite the buzz. Eventually, she landed a deal with Seattle’s Sub Pop, over 4,000 miles away. Now, proud of her hard-work, she’s released Mirrors the Sky under her own name, no longer afraid of ruining her reputation. A diverely informed musican, she cites influences like Chuck Berry and Teenage Fanclub, as well as Jenny Lewis and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. So, thanks to artists like Lyla Foy, the style of 80’s electronic singer-songwriter pop-stars has increased in fluidity and ambiance, giving the entire movement a new vitality. Today’s Song of the Day is a beautifully-wrought, minimalistic song about, as the title suggests, the fleeting nature of a lover’s secret. Smoky and tantalizing, here’s “Feather Tongue.” Happy listening!
With the help of director Oscar Hudson, Lyla Foy has recently produced a music video for her song “Feather Tongue,” and we here at KEXP have brought it to you, so click the link and check it out. Additionally, follow Lyla Foy on Facebook and Twitter for information on her upcoming projects and tours.