CMU Approved

Approved: LoneLady – Groove It Out

By | Published on Thursday 6 November 2014


It’s been a while since LoneLady’s debut album, ‘Nerve Up’. Four years, in fact. It was a good album, but one I never quite warmed to enough to make it something that stuck with me all that time. So it was nice of her to return with a track that slaps you in the face and makes sure you remember her name.

There is so much going on in her single, ‘Groove It Out’, that it’s hard to know where to start. It’s six minutes of great ideas all stuffed together so tightly that it seems fairly certain that she must have more like it hidden away. And that makes it all the more exciting. There are traces of mid-70s ‘go-go’ funk, some Prince channelling, and acoustic guitars that remind me (rightly or wrongly) of The Books.

Released on 17 Nov (or playable on streaming services right now), the track is the first hint of the second LoneLady album, which is due out on Warp next year. Listen to ‘Groove It Out’ now: