Lusaint, the Manchester-based singer-songwriter, has just released her latest single ‘Fool For You’ on Heavenly Fire, a new indie label. This follows her lead single ‘Dark Horse,’ which garnered support from BBC Introducing Manchester and Victoria Jane on BBC Radio 1, among other influential tastemakers. ‘Fool For You’ offers another sneak peek at Lusaint’s debut EP, ‘self sabotage,’ set for release later this year. Her unique voice, which blends jazz and blues influences, has captured the hearts of fans since her 2019 breakthrough.
The track opens with jazzy chords, underlining Lusaint’s stunning vocals, before easing into an upbeat melody with bright pianos and a lively brass section. The crisp arrangement complements Lusaint’s defiant lyrics about trying to break free from a toxic relationship turned sour.
According to Lusaint, “Fool For You is about going back to someone you know isn’t good for you but still remains a constant. You become accustomed to their toxicity and assume it as the norm.”
Lusaint has come a long way since her rise to stardom in 2019 when her cover of ‘More Than Friends’ (En Vogue ‘Don’t Let Go’) was the most Shazam’d song in one day in the UK with over 45,000 Shazams, earning her a TV sync. Since then, her music has garnered over 20 million streams globally, with support from BBC 6 Music, Radio X, and BBC Introducing. Her acoustic covers of Beyoncé’s ‘Crazy In Love’ and Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’ have gained widespread attention, with the latter amassing over 4 million YouTube views.
More recently, Lusaint made a noteworthy appearance on Franky Wah’s ‘Find Out Who We Are,’ which has already amassed over 250k streams on Spotify alone and earned support from BBC Radio 1’s Sarah Story, Charlie Hedges, and Jeremiah Asiamah.
Growing up in Stretford, Greater Manchester, and inspired by Motown, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone, Lusaint never thought a career in music was possible. However, her tens of millions of global streams and the impending release of her ‘self sabotage’ EP in October prove that her theory has been disproven. The future looks bright for this exciting new voice in music.