LosFeliz is the music vehicle for Lucy Powell – a Brighton based alt-folk singer-songwriter who’s chamber-like vocals and reverb guitar caught my attention earlier this week. Her latest single Madonna, released today, highlights the singers enchantingly delicate vocal ability. The debut album Ancestry is due for release in June, and holds a particularly charming appeal – the whole album was recorded in a rural chapel in Wales built by the singers ancestors. Lucy proclaims that she is not religious as such, but found momentous meaning in the idea of using the chapel for something more than it’s original intention. LosFeliz is the epitome of what may be considered a ‘DIY’ musician – preferring the hassle free nature of focusing on her own creativity without pressures from commercial input, Lucy designed and crafted the props, art directed and edited the video for Madonna herself, in the very chapel it was recoded in. Exploring themes surrounding age, trauma, existentialism and ironic religious symbolism, Ancestry was produced by Kevin M. Johnston (I touched the Undertow, MoonAlter) and mastered at Church Rd Recording Studios who’s previous accomplishments boast Esben and the Witch and Fear of Men.
LosFeliz has been performing intimate sets around the South Coast, London and rural Wales, including Sofar Sounds as well as Brighton’s very own Hope and Ruin and Latest Music Bar, and is now setting up a UK tour (including female fronted festivals) in time for her album release. Check out the video for Madonna below. You can download the song for free here, and pre-order Ancestry on the LosFeliz band camp page. You can catch Lucy performing this Sunday supporting Nashville duo 10 String Symphony at Lewes Con Club – get your tickets here.