Lyves returns and shines with ‘How Would It Feel’

“Lyrically, it feels like a letter to myself from the subconscious – I very rarely plan what I’m writing about before I improvise or put pen to paper. It feels like a stream of consciousness, where I allow my intuition to take the lead”.
21 March 2022

By Frank Bell

After two years, London-based artist, songwriter and producer Lyves finally returns with lushly alluring and refreshing R&B gem ‘How Would It Feel’, to introduce listeners (once again) to her fascinating sonic realm.

The Italian Australian native wrote and produced the track along with Nathanael Williams with whom Lyves had already collaborated. ‘How Would It Feel’ is announcing her sophomore EP Change, which she has produced with Mercury Prize-nominated producer Dave Okumu.

Lyves explains: “Lyrically, it feels like a letter to myself from the subconscious – I very rarely plan what I’m writing about before I improvise or put pen to paper. It feels like a stream of consciousness, where I allow my intuition to take the lead”.

She adds “’How Would It Feel’ feels like one last deep-dive into hope – a daydream into what it would be like if things were to work out […] if we couldn’t lose”.

Mixing elements of 70s soul, UK jazz music and 2000’s R&B, the alternative R&B masterclass track catches your attention from the start to the end.

Recognized musicians such as Tom Driesler (bass) and Lluís Domènech Plana (flute) also added their touch to the track, alongside the pianist Samuel Crowe, who co-wrote the illustrious interlude with Lyves.

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