Today we’d like to introduce you to Layfullstop, an up-and coming neo-soul artist from the U.K. Anyone who’s been watching the urban scene knows that U.K. artists are doing bigger than ever. Think about rappers Skepta, Wiley and Grimms, taking the grime scene to higher levels. Not to forget female rapper IAMDDB. How can you not love the way she blends jazzy-tuned vocals over mellow trap beats ? Impossible.
No need to panic if you’ve never heard of her before, because honestly… we haven’t either. Until she recently dropped her new single Bohemian Queen, in which she addresses the misconceptions of women and what it means to be unconventional in today’s world. We’re loving the energy she’s bringing us in the clip. If this poetic song doesn’t make you shoulder-grooving, we don’t know what else will.
After checking out some of her older songs, ‘Aura’ and ‘Intact’, we’ve been totally mesmerized with her talent. At only 22 years old, this lady is bringing us a very refreshing approach to neo-soul music. Speaking of which, she reminds us of a modern day Erykah Badu with a subtle touch of the girlsband TLC.
In the clip of YingYang, you can see her vibing in her hometown, alongside co-star IAMDDB. That doesn’t even surprise us really, because they both have that fun, feel-good vibe going on. Go watch it for yourself in the clip starring our two lady crushes :
Fun fact: Lay got the chance to spit some bars for the one and only Kendrick Lamar on an event organized by Reebok. He seemed very impressed at that time. We can only imagine how amazing a collab between these two would sound.
On the low
Although Layfullstop has managed to build a small following, we think she deserves much more shine. Her social profile rather remains low, but we can only hope the world will finally recognize her talent in 2018. This ‘Bohemian Queen’ is definitely one to keep your eye on!
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