New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
UK alternative R&B producers Late Lilo have announced the release of their debut track, 'Sour' on 14 February. The duo is made up of JKP (avant-garde house producer) and Tudor Davies (vocalist and composer). Tudor Davies has created songs for the likes of Fred V and Grafix, XY&O, Sistek, Flynn, Callie Rhodes and Hybrid Minds, resulting in a combined count of over 65 million streams on Spotify alone from his writing. JKP has been featured on CLASH Magazine, The 405, Deep House Amsterdam, and ENM with his recent single 'Blue Sun/ Quiet Place' and received previous support from Tonspion, CloudKid, Wanderlust, radioplay by BBC Radio
1's Huw Stephens and BBC Introducing and shot to number 1 on Hype Machine with his edit of Dijon's 'Nico's Red Truck'.
The two musicians originally met at university, where they went on to form a band. The duo played venues in and around Exeter, UK however, after some local success, they each moved on to pursue different paths in music. Tudor Davies and John Kilpatrick (JKP) kept in contact, exchanging ideas online until Tudor sent JKP a demo in the summer of 2019. JKP ran with the demo, producing a full track in one night, and thus, 'Sour' was born. Excited about the prospects of the track and future collaborations, the two came together to become Late Lilo.
Late Lilo finds inspiration within the modern world of hip hop with artists such as Post Malone, Juice Wrld and Col3trane. Their own resulting sound sits in close comparison with Post Malone
himself springing to mind as well as aspects of The Weeknd
and Bryson Tiller.
Opening with unapologetically distorted vocals and a bittersweet sweet riff, 'Sour' carries a nostalgic yet rebellious style. With influences of pop, trap, emo and hip hop, the song sits somewhere in the realms of alternative RnB and shady soul. The blend of honest content and cascading delivery with the measured pace create the perfect ingredients for this amorous track. Displaying an instinct for what will cut through the ambient noise, Late Lilo strike the delicate balance between popular and innovative.
Sharing a little about the origins of the song, Late Lilo tells us, "'Sour' started as a simple demo that Tudor wrote on the side from other projects he was working on at the time. He sent it over to John who (wanting to try something different) produced it up in one evening. This formed the start of Late Lilo."