Release Date: Mar 22, 2019
Record label: Arts & Crafts
On 'No Words Left', Lucy Rose's vocals may remain soft, but her focus certainly isn't - from start to finish, this is a record with serious intention. From the opener of 'Conversation' ('no-one lets me down like you do') the sentiment of the fine line between love and anguish stings hard, and doesn't let up - 'Treat Me Like A Woman' considers the seeming neverending-ness of gender inequality, while 'Save Me From Your Kindness' tries to shrug off an overbearing lover through a period of personal instability, perfectly demonstrating the feeling of helplessness that comes with trying to find yourself in a world that requires you to play different personas for different people. It's a bold step, but Lucy pulls it off beautifully, tempering her downbeat words with gentle percussion and elegant melody that bleeds perfectly into 'Part 2''s powerful declaration 'This time I'm looking out for me".
Bringing back Something's Changing (2017) producer Tim Bidwell for her fourth album, No Words Left, singer/songwriter Lucy Rose remains in the intimate, hushed acoustic sphere of her third release. It soon becomes evident, however, that, while stylistically similar, No Words Left is a more somber, heartbroken outing. First track "Conversation" establishes minor intervals and a gentle, woebegone tone from its opening picked-acoustic guitar and partly dissonant, spare strings.
Oftentimes albums are a direct reflection to the artist's array of emotions during the creative process, so much so that they may never do anything quite like this ever again. No Words Left is exactly that; Lucy Rose had a rough year, resulting in an album brimming with urgency, turmoil and reflections. Lucy's career started in her late teens when she met Bombay Bicycle Club frontman, Jack Steadman, and began collaborating with the band performing backing vocals on various songs.