Incredible live session from South London artist, LAYLA.
If you were in the crowd at the sold-out Lexington earlier this week for LAYLA’s headlining gig, you’ll be well aware the South London artist has no shortage of support. Even if you weren’t, it’s very possible you’ve heard the hype; with Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe giving her airtime, and every music mag showering her with praise.
We’ve been hooked since LAYLA unleashed ‘Smokestacks’ back in March, a blisteringly epic track that kept our thirsty ears at bay until April’s release of her EP, ‘Black Mud’. She didn’t stop there; retreating to ‘the Burrow’, (a sanctuary of a recording space at the bottom of her garden), LAYLA emerged with ‘Weightless’ – the eponymous title track of her new EP, and an anthem in it’s own right. We needed to witness this magic first hand, and got a live session of ‘Weightless’ for the Wonderland Sessions.
Video: Greg Barnes @clingfilms