LÉA SEN – Reveals “I Feel Like I’m Blue” | Announces Debut EP Out 20 May

22 year old singer, songwriter and producer Léa Sen has announced the release of her debut EP You Of Now Pt. 1 – out 20 May on Partisan Records – and has shared new single and video ‘I Feel Like I’m Blue’ taken from it. Hear it below. You Of Now Pt.1 will also be released on 12” transparent blue vinyl on 5 August. The London-based performer has established herself as one of the capital’s most in-demand talents, flitting between gossamer vocal features for Joy Orbison to solo work that references everything from Bon Iver’s electronic timbre and folk guitars to Sampha’s impressionistic lyricism.
 
Speaking about her new single and EP, Léa Sen says: “You know when you have a concept or an idea in your head and never really act on it? That’s what ‘I Feel Like I’m Blue’ was to me. I felt like I was writing too much about the past or the present (which is already the past) and I got stuck in memories and vanished promises, so I needed to write something about tomorrows. It’s really just a conversation with my future self. “Do you finally get this right? Do you eventually let this go? I know you still feel that way, it’s cool. I don’t expect perfection from you.”
 
She continues: “This song is key in my EP, it was the first song I made out of the five. The start of so much work I did on myself while making the tunes alone in my room. The first production I made that I felt proud of. I’m glad past Léa made that song so I can share it today.”
 
Of the accompanying video – directed by Molly Burdett and featuring a chameleon named Blue – Léa Sen added: “In the video, Blue the chameleon is an extension of me and we’re going through the motions together. It was also a hint at the challenge of being an immigrant in London and sometimes having to (whether you’re conscious of it or not) change yourself to fit this foreign picture you’re now a part of. Shout out to Blue though, he was a legend on set, so calm and friendly.
 
Léa’s debut single ‘Hyasynth’ received its worldwide premiere on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC Radio 6 Music show as her Hit Reset track, and has enjoyed additional airplay from Huw Stephens at the station, Jamz Supernova on BBC 1Xtra (where Léa was featured as an After Dark Discovery artist), and Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music 1. The single has received further praise at press from The Independent, Crack Magazine, Total Guitar, The Line Of Best Fit, Dummy Magazine and more, while the accompanying video by Denisha Anderson was subsequently premiered by The FADER. Léa Sen has just completed a string of supporting dates with fellow polymath Nilüfer Yanya, supporting at her UK and EU shows, including at London’s Electric Brixton.

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