Liquorice EP Out Now On Sunday Best
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“An undeniably powerful narrative” – NYLON
“A summer-ready pop song with hand-claps and a whispery melody you won’t be able to shake.” – FADER
“Mesmerizingly Beautiful” – Idolator
“Dreamy introspection punctuated by pulsating rhythm.” – BUST
Following the recent release of her debut EP Liquorice (via Sunday Best) and video for track “Dodged A Bullet”, English singerAlice Jemima is thrilled to share a remix of “Dodged A Bullet” by celebrated artist How To Dress Well. Listen to it here. The single itself is taken from her forthcoming debut album, release to be announced later this year, which has been produced by Roy Kerr (London Grammar, Bloc Party, Foxes. How To Dress Well’s remix turns Jemima’s sugary vocals inside out, fusing multifaceted production and rousing beats to create a reinterpretation that’s both sultry and engrossing.
Jemima describes her latest single as being about “A simple, universal narrative about a relationship that didn’t work out, and the realization that getting out was a good thing.”
Inspired by the likes of The xx and Shura (they share the same drummer live) Jemima describes her debut Liquorice EP as being about ‘Relationships, terrible nights out and her early experiences of the record industry,’’ and the EP title track as being, ‘A song about trying to please other people, and then drifting off into this imaginary world to try and please yourself. I wrote this at a time when I was putting a lot of pressure on myself. I think women especially feel like they should look a certain way or try to be something else, and I was definitely feeling it that day.’
Notably, several years before she signed Sunday Best, Jemima’s songs had initially caught the attention of Rob da Bank. In fact a very specific song of Jemima’s had come to his attention. As Jemima explains: “He was doing a competition called ‘A Song In Seven Hours’ where you responded to random song titles such as – Psychedelic Bacon. I wrote a song about that, he liked it, and I won tickets to Bestival.” From that slightly random entry point the pair maintained contact, with Jemima being invited in to do a session at Maida Vale. Jemima’s breakthrough arrived in 2014 when her sultry, enchanting cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” suddenly blazed its way to nearly 3 million plays prompting multiple label offers and a subsequent label deal with Sunday Best.
Purchase “Dodged A Bullet” On iTunes
Purchase the Liquorice EP on iTunes