British star on-the-rise LOLA YOUNG today releases her brand new EP ‘AFTER MIDNIGHT’, out on Island Records and available now via all DSPs. The four track EP is accompanied by a video for the track ‘Bad Game’. Watch here.
After releasing tracks ‘Blue’ and ‘Pill of a Lullaby’, Lola today releases the ‘After Midnight’ EP in full, showing herself at her most open and honest. The record tells the story of a late-night rendezvous that takes Lola from confident and in control, to gradually becoming more vulnerable and eventually heading towards a manic state of mind.
The EP is coupled with a beautifully shot short film due out immently. Directed by Dumas Haddad it features Lola and a love interest, as well as spoken word accompaniment written for the film by the poet Thea Gajić. The film is set in an apartment at different stages of the night, showing Lola in varying mental states and winding its way through the story of the EP; Lola leaving no punches pulled.
Talking about the EP, Lola says; “My thoughts, my worries, my past lovers and my present ones too, my guilt, my fears, my dreams, wishes and all the crazy ass thoughts I have when the sun rises and I can’t sleep for shit. After midnight. The truest form of me.”
Fiercely independent and exceptionally talented, 20-year-old Lola Young has an undeniable creative focus. As a live performer she is uncompromising – clearly showing the potential, spirit and individuality that makes her one of the UK’s most exciting new talents. Her work to date – the powerful and personal singles ‘Bad Tattoo’, ‘Ruin My Make Up’and ‘Woman’, her debut collection of tracks ‘Intro’ and second release the ‘Renaissance’ EP, all received impressive critical acclaim.
Upcoming live dates:
Aug 8: Cloud X Festival, London
Aug 13: 110 Above Festival, Twycross
Aug 28: Lost Village Festival, Lincoln
Sept 6: Victoria Warehouse, Manchester (Supporting Dermot Kennedy)
Sept 7: Victoria Warehouse, Manchester (Supporting Dermot Kennedy)
Sept 12: Parklife Festival, Manchester
Sept 13: Academy, Glasgow (Supporting Dermot Kennedy)
Sept 14: Academy, Glasgow (Supporting Dermot Kennedy)
Sept 23: Alexandra Palace, London (Supporting Dermot Kennedy)
Sept 24: Alexandra Palace, London (Supporting Dermot Kennedy)
Oct 16: Live At Leeds Festival
Oct 23: Hit The North Festival, Newcastle
Nov 8: The Sound House, Dublin, Ireland
Nov 10: Lafayette, London
Nov 11: Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Nov 13: Poetry Club, Glasgow
Nov 15: Liverpool Arts Club, Liverpool
Nov 16: The Deaf Institute, Manchester