It makes sense to express these ideas in such a raw, real way – these are stories people can relate to. Music & memories go hand in hand for so many.
Xi Lyu is the driving force behind Black Jasmine. Her music is influenced by her Chinese heritage & her love of Western Opera. A unique fusion of cultures.
The depth & passion with which this was created is clear, everything takes into account these real feelings & experiences that drove the artist to compose.
It’s art for the artist, first & foremost, but experience, knowledge & skill of how music works has led to a fresh yet entirely accessible collection.
A short yet intense & varied collection of incredible songs. The sound of the band alone is enough to incite a desire to see them play live.
Far from formulaic, these songs appear as a passionate stream of consciousness, a jam, a collective pursuit of creative freedom & therapeutic expression.
The grit & the realness is beautiful, the effect of the songs is multiplied due to these performances & this inherent, undeniable passion.
It makes you crave a live show – the instrumental flickers & the feeling expressed throughout would likely reach even higher plains in a real time setting.
A brilliant leading voice provides the hooks, equally brilliant musicianship fills every possible void with the strength of instrumental mastery.
A laid back, easy to listen to string of vibes consistently relating to the theme of drinking & intoxication.
The band have a sound that’s theirs; considerate songwriting, unique creativity, thoughtful structures, powerful statements & addictive riffs & melodies.
One of a kind, the artist has the voice of a pop angel, yet the music & songwriting are explicitly unique. A remarkable listening experience.