The perfect self-care anthem has arrived! Allow Eva Lazarus’ confidence-boosting new single, “How am I looking?” to guide you through your getting-ready-rituals. Taking the routine task of getting your hair done and transforming it into a soulfully tranquil yet empowering ballad, the tune finds the divine beauty in the everyday. Lulling us into the track with soothing ad lib’s and a zen twang of strings, Lazarus’ self-affirming song then abruptly breaks us into a head-bopping beat. Rhetorically repeating, “How am I looking?”, Lazarus exudes an infectious confidence both vocally, and within the music video that is without need of reassurance as she sits proud and surrounded by a halo of people calmly working on her braids. “How am I looking is a love letter to my hair, self-love and self-care. The process, the feeling, the cost and the pride of it all.” Lazarus explains, reminding listeners of the importance of self-care and its glowing effects on well-being.
Lazarus’ honey vocals lend themselves a treat to the straight speaking, witty lyrics which point out that the consequence of hair touching will be “to leave on crutches.” Layered upon expertly crafted beats Produced by Dirty Dike (Rag N Bone Man, Ocean Wisdom), “How am I looking?” is a delicious result of skilful ingredients, complemented by a sunny visualiser, capturing the ethereal essence embedded in the self.
“How am I looking?” is available now and follows on from her 2019 collaborative album with reggae/dancehall production Mungo’s Hi-Fi, which attracted more than 10 million listeners on Spotify.
Head below to listen to “How am I looking?”…