In 2016, one has to wade through Soundcloud’s deepening sea of electro-pop offerings to find a single gem—so much upbeat synth, so little time. But today, EARMILK is here with your liferaft: LL. The private songstress is one of the most promising “deep pop” artists we’ve heard in awhile, and she’s somehow been virtually untouched by press and promotion. No matter: Her newest single, "Metamorphosis," is a gorgeously raw first sample.
The track's whispery pop floats on the dark shyness and slightly demonic blips of a musician just starting to break out, unwittingly branding LL as a slightly more accessible echo of FKA Twigs. Her other recent, standout track, "LET ME IN," fills a similarly relatable space somewhere between her disdain for attention (“I don’t want anyone to notice”) and craving for emotional closeness, begging to be “let in” while staving off the pain of scrutiny. The other two songs currently posted on LL’s Soundcloud, “S A L T” and “L I E,” are equally disparate to a touching effect. Each jam can be consumed together line by line as the sound of LL coming into her own, naked as a human and as an artist.
In a radio climate heavily saturated with techno-pop sop, this is exactly the fresh sound we needed to paddle onward. We spoke to LL about her own "metamorphosis" and the concept of freedom: