Second Single - Overtime
The initial song written by Lara in the first UK lockdown of 2020, Overtime fuses pop, hip hop and dance music with elements of jazz, blues and close harmony vocals. Starting with the bass line, the aim was to create a dreamy yet punchy swagger to mimic the feeling of being overwhelmed by an attraction to someone.
Working with pop producers James Cunningham & Matteo Depares, Lara's jazzy ideas were merged with commercial pop/dance elements to create the hypnotic and quirky world of Overtime.
Accompanying the release is an original animated lyric video created by New York artist and animator, Evan Ericson.
'Lots of different influences and sounds, fusing a bit of pop, hip-hop, some dance elements with a bit of jazz & blues'
- Rianne Thompson, BBC Introducing - BBC Radio Tees
‘A swingy, celebratory vibe dominates this track, which seems to be heavily influenced by jazz and pop music from the 60s and 70s, however, with a modern twist from Lara. “Overtime” is a track with a lot of soul, electronic dance beats, and a vocal as powerful as Beyoncé’s!’
- Sinusoidal Music Blog
Debut Single - Turn It Over
Influenced by artists such as Celeste, Melody Gardot, Jacob Collier, Jessie Ware, Jamie Cullum and Erykah Badu, Lara de Belder makes her solo artist debut with jazz-infused pop music alongside producer Joe Rodwell. Drawing on personal and familial experiences, Turn It Over explores themes of obsession and desire and the impact it can have on individuals and the relationships in their lives. It's the first track in what will be an eventual concept album looking at the journey of a relationship’s breakdown and the different themes weaving throughout.
'An incredible talent! I was humming for the rest of the day, absolutely brilliant!'
- Rachel Teate, BBC Radio Tees
‘A highly charged, upbeat slice of Jazz-Infused Pop, “Turn It Over” will make you want to dance and clap along like a maniac before you can say the word Skat!
Driven by Lara’s strong, powerhouse vocal tones, glistening horns and racing funk inspired beat “Turn It Over” is an instant mood lifter...I’m very excited to hear what’s next from this multi-dimensional artist.’
- Carla, YMX Music Blog
© Lara de Belder 2021