‘Burnt Matches’ is the latest cinematically smooth single released from the soul-pop-rock outfit, LUCID LIP. With jazzy interstellar interjections between Frankie Favasuli’s vocals, the track leaves plenty of room for you to explore the eras the timeline-spanning single takes you to.
You’ll only realise how teasing the prelude is after hearing the progressively inventive twists LUCID LIP laid out to keep you consistently arrested. As the melodicism falls away and jazzy improvisations start to dominate the soundscape, Favasuli effortlessly reaches for the high notes. Any fans of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding will find the same soul-filling mesmerising appeal in his vocal timbre.
The NYC outfit has been breathing soul into the city for over a decade, but their easily international sound will undoubtedly take them further in the years to come.
Burnt Matches is now available to stream via Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast