Our Artist of the Week is Lemonade Shoelace.
Lemonade Shoelace, the brainchild of 25-year-old Ruairí Richman, is not just a name but a sonic journey that encapsulates the essence of the last five decades of popular music. Ruairí has single-handedly written, recorded, and produced every track in a small home studio. The result? A musical experience that seamlessly blends classic vibes with futuristic elements, creating a palette that’s as rich as it is diverse.
The influence of musical legends like the Beatles is evident in the vivid, solarised press shots reminiscent of Richard Avedon’s iconic work. Ruairí’s connection to the past is palpable, yet he propels forward, declaring, ‘You can’t stop the flow’. This sentiment is echoed in Lemonade Shoelace‘s electric live shows, reaching audiences as far as Mexico, North America, Sweden, and London.
As Lemonade Shoelace charges into 2024, ‘Soul Syndrome‘ emerges as a beacon of the artist’s evolving sound. It’s a space-age jam that bridges eras, while retaining the signature Lemonade Shoelace touch.
Listen to ‘Soul Syndrome’ here:
‘Soul Syndrome‘ invites listeners into a world of floating melodies, easy-listening grooves, and expansive rhythms. It’s a psychedelic pop masterpiece that transports you through a kaleidoscopic adventure for the ears.
‘Soul Syndrome’ is a reflection on the power of thoughts and self-beliefs as the primary barriers to achieving one’s dreams. The song urges listeners to be cautious, emphasising that thoughts transformed into feelings have the potential to either empower or hinder.
This single, produced entirely within the confines of Ruairí’s bedroom, is a testament to the boundless possibilities that music creation holds.
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