Lucy Rose has gone back to basics on her new single ‘Floral Dresses’ — the first track to be lifted from her forthcoming album to be released via her new label, Communion Records. The track features The Staves on harmonies and highlights emotional vulnerability by stripping back the sound to vocals and the singer’s acoustic guitar.
The singer-songwriter recently returned from a solo tour of Latin America, staying in fans’ homes, and has made a documentary about the experience. She released a trailer for the film, ‘Something’s Changing’, last week.
“I’m so proud of the song and what it stands for and it really means a lot to have my friends The Staves featuring on the track. I wanted to make a record that truly represented me and after touring around Latin America I realised that a lot of that came down to me and my guitar,” Lucy Rose said in an email.
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“’Floral Dresses’ is one of the most honest songs I’ve ever written,” she added, “It kind of terrifies me that it’s out in the world but I know that’s where it belongs. I’m sure some of you have felt the same at some point in your life and it’s always comforting to know you’re not alone in it.”
Lucy Rose loves the simplicity of the video for ‘Floral Dresses’, using fans as extras, and friends to sing the song: “I hope it shows that different women from all round the world sometimes feel like they may not ‘fit the mold’”.
‘Floral Dresses’ is Lucy Rose’s first new song to be released since her top 10 second album, ‘Work It Out’, in 2015.
Lucy Rose live dates:
1st July – Barn on the Farm, Gloucester
15th July – Latitude Festival, Henham Park
22nd July – Under The Stars, Yorkshire
9th September – Bestival, Dorset