Album Review: Lucy Rose – No Words Left

Lucy Rose – No Words Left

Words: Sammy Sadler

Real, raw and ridiculously fantastic were the first three things that sprung to mind on my first listen of Lucy Rose’s fourth studio album ‘No Words Left’.

I usually aim to get my album reviews written and out before or on the release date but I couldn’t bring myself to do that with this one. I needed time with it to really listen to the tracks, each oozing of complexity and real life truths. This album was created to be listened to intently and I would have being doing it a disservice by putting something up without listening to it on repeat and having a look at what other people thought. By the looks of it they are of the same opinion of me – this is easily Lucy Rose’s best work to date.

Opening on the gorgeous ‘Conversations’, which I’ve actually been hooked on since I reviewed it for Popped back in January, intricate guitar patterns and brutally honest lyrics will have you reminiscing back to all the lovers who have fucked you over in the past. It’s in no way a happy song, despite Rose’s dulcet tones echoing and providing serious goosebumps, but it’s empowering. I’ve listened to this track a lot and it’s one I think every teenager in love should probably listen to. A powerful start that draws you in from the very beginning.

‘Solo (w)’ is another stand-out track for me with its dreamy piano keys opening before gliding into a jazz-like soundscape that I’d expect to find at a hidden jazz bar down a side alley, you know the ones where you always discover phenomenal talent and wonder why you weren’t alive in the throws of era? The introduction of a saxophone adds even more depth and showcases a much more experimental side to Rose’s music than I think we’ve ever really seen before.

‘The Confines Of This World’ is also a highlight for me as it feels almost like an echo of the Lucy Rose we’ve heard in previous albums but it has a maturer edge. Rose’s silky vocals continue to take centre stage as they swirl around the perfectly produced track and I’m hooked on every single lyric.

I could happily go through each track on this stunning masterpiece but I think everyone needs to listen to the album in entirety so I want to leave a little surprise there. You won’t regret it. 

Listen to ‘No Words Left’ below:

 

 

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