WE already know Linzi Clark as one half of Paisley electro-pop duo DRIFT, but today she ushers in an exciting new chapter with her debut solo single ‘The Kitchen’.
Bringing her individual talents to the forefront once and for all, her debut single sees her push her songwriting into exciting new territories – pairing the lyrical insight of artists like Julia Jacklin and Phoebe Bridgers with the sweeping, cinematic arrangements of Lana Del Rey.
Delivered with an effortless cool, her soulful vocals soar and yearn over the 70s-indebted instrumental which is provided by Paisley producer Bovine – he adds some rhythmic swagger and modern America hues which help to heighten the rich, warming nature of the piece. Never one to shy away from life’s big questions, it’s full of atmosphere – imbued with a deep sense of longing and desire.
Speaking of the track, she said “The Kitchen is about trying to find a sense of contentedness within yourself and your connections with others. It’s about asking ‘is this enough?’, and longing to feel satisfied.”
Created alongside Paisley musician and collaborator Bovine, she said of the track’s creation. “I uploaded a 30 second clip of the first verse and chorus to my Instagram story with ideas to revisit it at some point in the future. Bovine reached out to ask if there was a recording available and we quickly bonded over a shared creative vision for the song and started to work on the track together remotely over lockdown. It worked so naturally that we continued to develop this sound with my other songs.”
A striking introduction to what looks set to be a fruitful solo career, Linzi Clark is a name you’ll be hearing a lot more from in the future.