First Listen: Belle – ‘Lapwing’ (WOTO13)

We’ve got the debut of ‘Lapwing’, the debut LP from London based singer-songwriter Belle, before its release on WotNot next Monday 2nd December.

The four track EP is the first full release from the smokey voiced chanteuse following the Om Unit produced ‘Delicious Delicacies’ a few years back. With the assistance of production from WotNot’s K15 throughout, Belle’s soulful vocal stylings draw comparison to Erykah Badu and Fatima et.al, her measured cadences combining perfectly with K15’s head nodding, electronic RnB groove on lead track ‘Infinity’. ‘It’s All Made Up’ delivers an atmosphere that’s one part early period James Blake and one part breezy afternoon Jazz sessions, via its mix of soft chords and crescendoing synth parts. Title track ‘Lapwing’ sees Belle’s vocals take center stage over a restrained backdrop of keys, whilst ‘We Once Were’ combines neo-soul touches with a brief hint of jungle breaks as the track and the EP comes to a close.

Listen to the ‘Lapwing’ EP below and check out the artwork and tracklist below ahead of its release on WotNot next Monday 2nd December. Meanwhile, you can visit the release’s official mini site here.

belle ep


1. Infinity
2. It’s All Made Up
3. Lapwing
4. We Once Were