First Thoughts: Yazmin Lacey – When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees


Nottingham born singer, songwriter; Yazmin Lacey is a talented graduate from Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Future Bubblers cohort. Her delicate, encapsulating voice, and slight raspy soulful tones are reminiscent of Amy Winehouse’s’ vocals, which give her a memorably distinctive voice. She has recently released wonderfully crafted 5-track EP titled; ‘When the Sun Dips’ with First Word Records, which oozes late 90s Neo-Soul and jazz.

‘90 degrees’ is a slow – burning downtempo, ethereal track, with percussion elements combing with drums and quick guitar play creating a chilling immersive opener. Once Yazmin’s gentle poignant vocals grace the track, its so easy to get lost in lucid dreaminess of her voice, which slowly takes you on a journey as the instruments cohesively accompany her voice. ‘Something my heart trusts’ stunningly opens with hard hitting piano chords and drums, which goes on to welcome her gentle vocals smoothly, as she takes center stage and allows her voice to develop it’s range and Badu-esque tones. Additional praise must be given to Yazmin’s band and whoever else has put together the backing for her vocals to flow with. ‘Body needs healing’ perfectly showcases her band’s ability as the instrumentals takeover, whilst Yazmin plays and swirls her voice dreamily along the track.

She performs live at The Jazz Café in Camden town on 25th November click here to buy tickets

You can support the artist via bandcamp to buy and listen to the record:


Author: Kofi Yeboah

I'm a Music & Culture Journalist, and DJ from London. I worked in radio, events promotions, and content production. .

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