The single is available now to stream for a short time!!
check the press release below regarding Kyla’s new (amazing) single, ‘Heavy Stone’
“one of those precocious talents that everyone secretly fears. A gorgeous voice and a soaring chorus, the kind that makes your heart swell a little bit. Stirring stuff.” - The Guardian
Kyla La Grange releases her new single, the double A-side ‘Heavy Stone/ Lambs’ through Chess Club Records on 17th October 2011.
Described by US Vogue as ‘heart-swelling’, and by US blog Neon Gold as ‘visceral knockouts with no pulled punches in sight’, Kyla’s sound is beautifully showcased in ‘Heavy Stone’ and ‘Lambs’. Each delivers epic folk-pop symphonies as Kyla flexes a musical talent that has drawn comparisons to Marianne Faithfull and Stevie Nicks, with a lyrical deftness that pulls the listener in.
Proving a mistress of musical storytelling, Kyla begins ‘Heavy Stone’ with her intimate vocals and a guitar lament that slowly builds to a plea of “Please don’t hold me in your soul like a heavy stone, I am carrying my cold heart home”. The song swells into a fierce and furious anthem as her voice unfurls against an orchestral wall of sound.
On live highlight ‘Lambs’, a pulsating kettledrum heartbeat is the backdrop to those now trademark smoky vocals, and a melody that sweeps into huge ceremonial harmonies, conveying the desperation and sadness of leaving someone behind.
Following a recent UK tour with her close ally Wolf Gang, two sell-out London headline shows, and a spate of festival dates up and down the UK this summer, Kyla will headline three gigs in October, launching this new single at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on the 13th October.
Kyla is currently putting the finishes touched to her debut album with producer Brett Shaw, which will be released early in 2012.
Kyla La Grange Tour Dates:
27th August – Festibelly, Lymington
9th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight
17th September – Southsea Festival
11th October – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
13th October – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London (Single Launch)
15th October – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow