South-East London’s HUSSY has perfected lo-fi bedroom pop on new effort.
HUSSY aka Sophie Nicole Ellison, has blown us away with ‘YLMD’, a track with all the ingredients to make an avant-garde dream pop masterpiece.
Created from scratch in her home studio, HUSSY has played and recorded every layer that you can hear on this one. ‘YLMD’ follows the success of double A-side ‘Slayer’ and ‘Playtime’ and forefronts the upcoming release of her debut EP.
Speaking on the track Sophie explains: “This time around I really wanted to up what I’ve been doing sonically. Before now I’d been recording nearly everything at home but went to a proper studio to redo some elements from the original version. The whole process became a reaffirmation of how/ why I make music the way I do. Playing everything myself enables me to immerse myself in the creative process and in the end became a form of self empowerment, something I wanted to prove to myself I could continue to do. “
“I could almost say at this stage YLMD has become like a love letter to self-empowerment and things going wrong. You can guess once you hear the lyrics, YLMD stands quite obviously for You Let Me Down. I wrote it a few years ago, and feels like its almost taken on a new meaning for me now than when I wrote it. Originally it was the frustration over seeing loved ones self destruction. Ultimately though, it’s a journey of reflection and self-empowerment. Now, this song has become a reminder in how trusting yourself is so important to me.”
“Musically I wanted to make it very dramatic and fun, inspired by new wave ballads with some messy conflicting noise underneath. “