I don’t think we’ve ever had an artist interviewed on the show with as little materiel as Wall. That’s the recording persona of English singer-songwriter Lyla Foy who has managed to build up a lot of buzz with a sparse amount of materiel equaled only by her even sparser songs. But those songs touch a deep and resonant chord of melancholy and beauty. She’s just released a 5 song EP called Shoestring .
Regarding “Left to Wonder”: That was just a late night writing session, just me and a glass of wine, pouring my heart out. That song was written about, I think about six months ago.
Regarding her Black Cab Session: There’s no pretense when you’re in the back of a cab. You can’t, you can’t hide behind you know, like clever recording devices or you know, auto tune, God forbid, or any of those things. Just, you and your singing, and it’s hot and you’re cramped.
Regarding her influences: I’m a massive fan of Beth Gibbons of Portishead. And more current people, Annie Clark of St. Vincent, sort of women who have a very sort of articulate way of songwriting.
Regarding her state-of-the art technology: The keyboard I use is a Casio and it’s a Casio Tone MT200 and it is ancient. I got it off eBay and I think it’s made in the ’80s.
~John Diliberto (((echoes)))
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