When we saw Kacy Hill make her debut back in Seattle last
winter, we were blown away. When we last left off with her, we said we were
excited what she had to show us because her soft, delicate vocals on her EP, Bloo.
In Hill’s new single, “Lion,” her vocals still maintain their
stunning, clear quality. Reminiscent still of FKA Twigs and Florence and the
Machine, Hill’s song starts with almost eerie vocal coos and whistling
instrumentals. Hill, as she moves into her verse, overlaying strong drums, is
slow with soft, drawn out vocals and instrumentals that give us a hint of Glass
Animals. As Hill moves into her chorus, we’re impressed with strength and power
that reminds of where old school rock ‘n roll powers came from.
The lyricism on the track is simple, telling a story about
wanting soft love only to awake a powerful empress with strength and fire. We’ve
maybe heard it before, but there’s something about the spin Hill puts on her
track that gives it power. As Hill belts out “But you woke the lion/You wanted
fire,” there are instant chills. Hill isn’t a little girl anymore, giggling on
stage. She’s taking her own.
What is the cause of this new source of power and strength in
her music? Perhaps G.O.O.D. Music, the label Hill signed off with, has given
her new outlets for inspiration and creativity. We wouldn’t be surprised when
she’s worked with Kanye West, producer Rick Rubin, and artist Jack Garratt over
the course of her early career.
Nonetheless wherever she honed her spirit doesn’t matter, we’re
now just anxious for more.
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