Timing is everything in music, purposeful collaborations come next. After the release of Letters to K earlier this year, Lady Donli’s Freedom Park live in concert and innovative living room tour culminated the campaign that followed the intimate project that inspired it. These days, the singer is rumoured to be setting up a band with Mr Eazi who recently inked a deal with Colombia Records UK, and while fans await what will come of that collaboration, her first single of the year, “Games”, is here just in time for the summer.
Sonically, Lady Donli’s has made a lot of cerebral shifts over the past couple of months. Blended with electronics and ambient synths, “Games”, is the epitome of the kind of the soulful music style Lady Donli has been silently unpacking into her own genre-defining element. Laced with her airy vocals about giving up the losing games of love, “Games” sweetly sits atop the line between heartfelt soul and good dance music.
Stream Lady Donli’s “Games”
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