LLOYD LLEWELLYN – “LONG WAY DOWN”
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Lloyd Llewellyn is a singer-songwriter with one of the most distinctive voices you’ll come to hear. Lloyd has started to make a name for himself on both the London music scene and further a field in the U.S. Influenced by artists such as Ray LaMontagne, Justin Vernon and Ben Howard, Lloyd’s remarkable vocal skills and song-writing have armed him with a unique soulful-acoustic style that truly sets him apart.
The clearly emotive single “Long Way Down” slowly and subtly builds on the tremulous and distinctive voice of Lloyd Llewellyn. Building into a slow crescendo of tumbling percussion, lone trumpets drift in throughout giving the single its peak and distinction among indie singer-songwriters.
Inspired by his granddad, Lloyd’s music is founded on an early passion for blues artists such as BB King, Robert Johnson and Ray Charles. Merging this with more contemporary influences such as Bon Iver, Ben Howard, and London Grammar, Lloyd Llewellyn has crafted a sound that when coupled with his distinctive vocals he is set apart from his peers.
The single is available to buy and stream now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon. Lloyd Llewellyn is attracting enough attention and applause to start building a successful music career all on his own, tipped by radio influencers, publishing companies and renowned video production teams, it’s hard to see why he can’t.
“Long Way Down” came from a fairly shit place where I wasn’t sure if anything that I was trying to achieve, I could actually pull off. So it was important to me to have that reflected in how the track sounded. I wanted the full track to start and finish with just myself and my piano which is where the idea from using an empty cinema in Dalston came from. Working with Dom from ‘I OWE YOUTH’ was fantastic as he came up with the idea of having just an acoustic version of the song in its raw form. For me, his simplicity in the shooting of this is what makes me like it, it’s very honest and I think he has captured the haunting feel of the song.
Live Show Review
Title: Lloyd Llewellyn’s ”Long Way Down” Single Launch at Notting Hills Arts Club
Review: Last Tuesday night, upcoming indie singer-songwriter Lloyd Llewellyn headlined West London’s famous Notting Hill Arts Club. For the very first time, he performed with a full backing band, featuring a horn section, drums, keys, bass and himself on vocals, guitar and additional keys. By the time Lloyd graced the stage with his six-piece band at 9pm, the venue quickly packed with a full audience eagerly anticipating his very first live band show. Without a word, Lloyd opened the set with his new song, ’Selfish Skin’. With the audience weighty with expectation, Lloyd quickly filled us up with his incredibly soulful and pitch-perfect vocals. The whole set was carried by excellent songwriting, a tight rhythm section and complementary melodies across all the instrumentation. Definitely a one to watch.
Release Date: September 15, 2017