2018 will be Lilla Vargen’s year, having dropped her debut three-track EP Hold On at the tail-end of last year, she is starting to see the fruits of that labour now.
Northern Irish Singer-Songwriter Lilly Vargen.
It only takes a listen or two of any of Lilla Vargen’s discography to identify her unique talent for conveying raw honesty through her songs. The lyrics hit close to home and her emotive, folky-acoustic sound gets some cool electro stylings in production which makes for a pleasantly stirring listening experience.
The sound is sort of like Angus & Julia Stone with some Lorde flavourings. If you like TicketWeb faves IDER we reckon you’ll be into Lilla Vargen too. Get her latest single in your ears and you’ll see what I mean.
“Believe Me” released on Feb 2 2018
Lilla Vargen had the blogosphere very excited back in 2015 when she released a gorgeous single “This Is Love” on her Soundcloud account. This track remained on its own for some time however as Lilla put her head down for two years before emerging with her debut EP. This anticipated, introductory piece of work had two original songs and a cover on it. Short and sweet.
Vargen’s captivating cover of ‘Downtown’ by Majical Cloudz premiered on BBC Radio 1 and Majestic Casual. The Hold On EP garnered widespread acclaim from critics and racked up just under a million listens online in a month, alongside plays from KCRW and further support from BBCR1.
Lilla is heading into a busy summer hot on the heels of supporting James Bay at his sold-out Electric Brixton show in March.
Lilla’s cover of “Downtown” by Majical Cloudz has been streamed on Spotify over 2.5 million times.
Check out “Hold On” live:
Where can I see her live?
Lilla Vargen is headlining a free London showcase at The Old Blue Last as part of The Great Escape Festival this Wednesday.
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