Lucy Booth Makes Mesmeric Debut With "Butterfly"
We don’t even really know Lucy Booth yet but we already know she’s got something special. Her debut single “Butterfly” bursts forth with fervor, an expertly-crafted song that suggests Lucy knows exactly what she’s doing, even though this is only the beginning for her.
“Butterfly” is a dream — it’s got everything. When it’s not flavored by fantasy, it’s sugared by pop, though its peppy sound is rivaled by its meaningful subject matter if you listen closely to the lyrics. "I hope that 'Butterfly' will invite listeners to imagine what it must feel like to be abandoned by a partner at the same time as becoming a new mother,” Lucy tells The Music Mermaid about the track. “Maybe one day the social stigma which currently surrounds single motherhood will be replaced with a culture of support for any woman who is raising her child without a partner.”
There’s a lot to “Butterfly,” but even when the arrangement is on fire with tons of little sonic details, it’s never crowded. Opening with the refreshing echo of marimba hits, “Butterfly” starts off as a soft, wistful ballad led by Lucy’s wispy vocals, but soon, it bursts open. New elements creep into the center from the shadows; percussive shimmers and wooden beats and colorful clacking dance with each other as Lucy delivers a dizzying performance that finds her testing out a theatrical falsetto and a sweet, strong croon. There’s so much going on in “Butterfly” but every single component fits perfectly together, like a dreamy jigsaw puzzle designed by Lucy and her creative craftsmanship.