Falling hook, line and sinker for the intimate folk-tinged sound of Lucy Cait is inevitable. The South East Londoner has one of those rare voices – the sort that lights up a new music trawl like a brilliant, eye-widening flare.
Cait, a Goldsmiths student, tips her hat to tUnE-yArDs and there are certainly traces of Merrill Garbus’s unique low-end here. That said, her deep, brooding tone and world-weary storytelling is probably better likened to Grammy Award-winning Ohioan Tracy Chapman, albeit with a dry, estuary twang that echoes fellow capital-dwelling songwriter Denai Moore.
According to her Bandcamp, the Lucy Rose-ish ‘Restless Type’ was recorded live in one take – jaw-dropping when you consider the heart-stirring intricacies of the arrangement and subtle nuances of her delivery. It certainly bodes well for her forthcoming Home Farm Festival show, topping the bill on Folkroom Records‘ stage alongside previous #FoundSound Daniel Duke.