We like the cut of James Vella’s jib. The Facebook page for A Lily is wonderfully blasé: “Music written alone in my bedroom with help from my friends occasionally. Music written on instruments and no instruments. Music written for the hell of it.”
Well, for whatever reason it’s been written, it’s ruddy fantastic. The Lupa EP is dark, sumptuous bedroom-folk, richly textured with harmonies and orchestration. While Vella has his finger in many other musical projects, we can’t help but feel that his solo effort as A Lily is the one that shines brightest. Lupa is stunning stuff, worthy of your time.