The latest addition to Zap Records’ roster, the talented 18-year-old singer-songwriter and pianist Lizbet Sempa introduces her consistent debut EP Indirect Thoughts. The Londoner started playing the piano at age 7, wrote her first songs a little over a year ago, and has quickly won over a million followers on Soundcloud after uploading her demos. Combining influences from the soul and vocal jazz of Erykah Badu and Nina Simone with indie/alternative references like Cat Power and Antony and the Johnsons, Sempa delivers highly emotional, delicate songs with her steady, full-bodied voice. “A Calling” portrays a time of sorrow and change, “Keeping up these appearances, making life harder than it is / Those days are gone now, so far gone now…”. In “Someday” and “On These Hills,” sweet, minimal piano motifs provide the backdrop to lyrics about loss and heartache, like “Who are you now? Where have you gone? Was it something i did wrong or am i wrong?” On the EP’s first single, “Epiphany,” the singer starts by warning that she won’t be as emotional as usual, when she says “Living like I’m supposed to be / There’s no need to cry, everything happens for an unknown reason.” It is clear that Indirect Thoughts marks a great start for Lizbet Sempa’s career, and we at Zap Records are proud to be a part of it!
Lizbet Sempa – On These Hills
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