It’s a unique and interesting amalgamation: searing soulful vocals slice through synth
production, and the result is explosive. This in addition to propulsive and catchy hooks, and UK alt-pop trio Lycio have given us an absolute bop in the form of ambient release “Somebody”.
Made up of lead vocalist Genie Mendez, keyboardist Charlie Kellie and drummer Alex Lowe, the artists have a dedication to pushing female empowerment, lyrically and in their live sets (they have always been vocal about battling the culture of sexual assault and aggression). Lycio also opt for organic rawness in their performances which are held completely live with no backing tracks or playback.
“I actually thought I’d try a different lyrical approach with this song. I’m rarely one to write about romance and our songs are usually entangled with expressions of my own mental health,” explains lead singer Genie Mendez. “So to have such a lyrically open chorus where I’m so clearly talking about unrequited love is definitely a first for us. Although I’ve still kept the verses dark and mysterious, this song is definitely about wanting someone so bad but them not quite wanting you back. Then you get this really catchy chorus, and I did want it to be as catchy as a Jess Glynne or Fickle Friends track, ‘cause they’re really good at grabbing the listener like that. So I hope you all enjoy listening to it the way we enjoy performing it.”
Listen to “Somebody” below…