Lucy Zirins returns with her brand new six-track EP, What’s in Front of Me, on independent label Gingersnap Music.
Lucy Zirins’ latest offering features her live touring band, The Southern Company, which is an entirely fitting name as they add a touch of Nashville to Lucy’s wonderful vocals. The band features the multi-talented Andy Crowdy, Simon Price, and Pete Billington who perform a whole host of duties on the EP from vocals, double bass, guitar, strings, keys, organ, drums and percussion. The EP was written during Lucy’s transition from her native Lancashire to West London where she is currently based.
Those that have been fortunate enough to see one of Lucy’s superb solo acoustic shows may well have heard some of these tracks live. However, the accompanying full band give her new material a new lease on life. The EP also highlights Lucy’s incredible songwriting with some beautiful, heartfelt numbers like “Falling To Pieces.”
What’s in Front of Me covers the full spectrum of roots music. With the “Worry And The Wine,” you get a blues rock number with southern influence. Lucy really sings her heart out on this track; she has a phenomenal vocal range.
On the other hand, the rather catchy, up-tempo country number “Changing Ground” is destined for radio airplay. “Mercy” takes the EP down the Americana path, before the EP is brought to a close with the beautifully arranged folk number “You Won’t Remember Me.”
Lucy’s latest genre defying EP blurs the lines from country to folk to blues. With the rising popularity of country music in the UK, “What’s in Front of Me” stands to put Lucy Zirins in good stead. We look forward of more to come from her very bright future.