After the release of her new EP, After Midnight, singer/songwriter Lola Young is back with her new single, “FAKE,” out today via Capitol Records. Tapping into a vibe that Janis Joplin might have come up with if she was a 20-year-old South Londoner living in 2021, “FAKE” fuses soaring vocals, shimmering guitars and stomp-along drums, playing out, as Young says, “like a scene from a Tarantino movie.” The song was produced by Paul Epworth (Paul McCartney, Beck, Adele). The track follows Young’s previous singles the powerful singles “Ruin My Make Up” and “Woman,” her debut collection of tracks, Intro, and second release, the Renaissance EP.
“”FAKE”” is a song about remembering the core of who you are,” explains Lola Young. “There is so much constantly being sold to us, so much that is trying to tell us who to be, whether it’s an advert or person on the street. How would we be if we ignored it all? When writing this song I was trying to drown out all the noise, it’s about remembering that everything other than what you personally believe isn’t the truth and to listen to your instinct about what’s fake. I hope whoever hears this relates and feels a sense of empowerment towards anything or anyone that has made them feel inadequate in their life.”
Following her UK tour with Dermot Kennedy and festival performances, she’ll launch a fall UK/EU headline tour.
Young’s Midnight EP, released last month with an accompanying film that was directed by Dumas Haddad,tells the story of one night in Young’s life, tracing the hours between midnight and 5 a.m.
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