CMU Approved

Approved: Lully

By | Published on Wednesday 7 December 2016

Lully

Lully is named after seventeenth century composer Jean-Baptiste Lully. So that’s a thing you now know. The original Lully had quite the career, but is best known for dying from gangrene after hitting himself in the foot with a conducting staff during a performance. He refused to have his leg amputated as it would hinder his ability to dance. His subsequent death hindered it further, but I guess it’s important to have principles.

The 2016 Lully has less of a story to tell at the moment, but it’s still one worth telling. Maintaining a mysterious air, she has to date released two singles, ‘Slow D’s’ and ‘Sans Chapeau’, both of which are great. A seeming signature of her music is a smart use of pitchshifting to weave her voice into the music. Occasional glimpses of her natural tone bleed into unnatural low and high pitched melodies, adding further mystery to the whole affair.

Listen to ‘Sans Chapeau’ here:

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