Lara Smiles releases Oh How, out via WonkyPop, Dec 11. The track, featured on her debut album, All for You and was co-produced and mixed by Jamie Grashion (The Orb, Black Grape, Killing Joke)
Echoing the ghost of Jeff Buckley, this three-minute psych folk single, Oh How, is a tantalizing reflection on life and transformation. Opening with a smattering of crystalline chords and glistening array of percussive effects. Poetic and smouldering the track is fused with a serene tranquillity and a call for a better world, ‘let go of pain, let go of pain’ the lyrics echo, ‘empathy brings evolution and maybe a revolution.’
‘‘Oh How’ is like a calming mantra for me, it was written to calm myself and the listener from any anxieties due to the difficult times we face…’ Lara Smiles comments.
Her trademark song-writing skills and striking vocal virtuosity are brought to the fore, as Lara Smiles zones out to another realm, surrounded by flickering candlelight and accompanied by ghostly, bewildering atmospherics, her diva style vocals are brought to a whisper, otherworldly and transcendent.