‘It’s sultry and theatrical in ways only James Bond themes are’
If you told me Lola Young’s latest single, FAKE, featured on the soundtrack for the new James Bond film, I‘d probably believe you. It’s sultry and theatrical in ways only James Bond themes are. Young’s velvet vocals are paired with a phenomenal guitar riff and a gritty drum beat – the track is incredibly soulful.
FAKE discusses Young’s issues with constantly being sold products and gimmicks that “tell us how to be”. She said, “When writing this song I was trying to drown out all the noise, it’s about remembering that everything other than what you personally believe isn’t the truth and to listen to your instinct about what’s fake. I hope whoever hears this relates and feels a sense of empowerment towards anything or anyone that has made them feel inadequate in their life.”
Performing live on tour with Dermot Kennedy and most recently on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 20-year-old Young is unstoppable on the stage. She is undeniably talented as a vocalist and songwriter and has held audiences captivated with her charm. When I saw her live last month opening for Kennedy, Young’s nervous energy and fierceness had everybody in the crowd hooked as she performed, proving that she is a special talent and certainly one to watch.
FAKE is Young’s latest addition to her outstanding discography and certifies the young artist as a superstar in the making. I wouldn’t be surprised if she did end up on a James Bond theme in the future.
Words: Ellie Croston