Lupa - New Music "Introducing"


"Statues" is the (apparent, I'll come onto that in a moment) debut single of Lupa, the project of sixteen year old Imogen Jones from Sydney. It serves as my introduction in any case and one I'm glad to have made, combining subtle violin plucks with shifting electronic patterns and processed percussion, creating a sound that's part chilled Portishead ambiance and part Daughter-esque intimacy with Imogen's soft, haunting whispers devastating throughout.

There are a handful of tracks on Lupa's soundcloud that pre-date "Statues", my favourite of which is "Starved", similarly drenched in down-beat layers of restrained soundscapes and half-eerie atmosphere, it's stark musically and emotive lyrically, it carries its message to perfection.