Rising star Lava La Rue returns with her brand new stunning EP ‘Butter-Fly‘ and shares a new video for “Magpie“
Lava takes us on a journey of her sonic capabilities; through the love ballad “Goofy Hearts Club”, to the psychedelic pop of “Lift You Up” ft. Karma Kid, and to the dream-like “Magpie” that Lava is sharing a video for today.
Lava shares about the new EP: “The whole project was made in a transitional time where I felt like I had finally found my wings and settled into a place where I was able to practice a lot of the things I believed in. I musically had pushed myself further than I had done before, to capture a dreamy emotion of falling in love, entering my 20s, shrugging off the insecurities you carry through your teens and recognizing the kind of person I want to be in this world.“
“So the word “butterfly” made sense, but I specially split up the word into “butter” and “fly” with the hyphen because both those words by themselves have both ugly and beautiful connotations; the word butter makes me think of grease and excess but also smoothness and taste (smooth like butter), and the word fly makes me think of the insect and its connection to death & excretion but also to literally fly and be liberated. I guess it represents the process to join those words together and be transitional. The hyphen is the growing pain. Then finally it’s the follow up project after “Stitches” ….butterfly stitches, the healing of wounds.”
Lava’s Butter-Fly is an iconic moment for the young star, cementing her as a firm one to watch for 2021. Without a doubt, one of the UK’s most exciting artists, Lava’s success far outweighs their young years.
Lava speaks about the new video for “The “Magpie” music video is London’s subcultural history timeline personified into a person walking through a tube carriage. Showing many elements of how British Caribbean sound system culture, UK black punk, Notting Hill carnival, 2000’s Grime & more, would become the blueprint of the contemporary music scene we know today. Pay close attention as each small detail represents moments of both the rise & sometimes the decline of these movements.”