On the rise Essex based singer, songwriter and producer Erin LeCount today announces the release of her debut EP Soft Skins, Restless Bones, out August 17 via Good As Gold Records. This announcement is joined by her latest single, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’.
Inspired by the cinematic, dreamy and experimental, influenced by artists such as Fiona Apple, Lorde, The XX, Florence + The Machine, Lana del Rey, BANKS, FKA Twigs and Sampha, Erin is creating an innovative, ethereal, alternative-pop coming of age soundtrack, filled with synths, layered vocals and industrial everyday sounds.
Erin opens up about the new track, saying, “‘Heartbreak Hotel’ is an upbeat, yet resentful reflection on the relationships in my life that have seen me trying to ‘fix’ partners and the expectation that is often placed on young women, to be rehabilitation centres for men, perform emotional labour and temporarily fulfil a mother or therapist role rather than be a girlfriend.” She continues, “All those built up frustrations and bitter feelings of being disposable or used gave me a chance in this song to get spiteful and vengeful rather than sad. ‘Check in, check out, I’m a hotel / My loves a rehab for boys who couldn’t save themselves’ is a playful retaliation against how unfair it feels to pour love into patching someone up, only for them to leave once they’ve received what they needed.”