LYN LAPID In My Mind
Remember when young hot singers would be discovered via Youtube and feeling that the game had changed? Well, TikTok is now the path to a major label contract and the latest success story is that of Lyn Lapid.
The twenty-year-old American of Filipino descent (full name : Katelyn Lapid) first came to prominence on the video app and that ultimately led to a deal with Republic Records and worldwide fame.
In My Mind reflects a nuanced understanding of classic soul songcrafting allied to a contemporary pop sensibility that is infection personified. The song reflects an affinity with anxiety sufferers – “Two in the morning, I’m lying awake/These thoughts in my brain/They come out to play/I’m replaying gumball to keep ’em way” – but resolves these mental health issues with a certain playfulness which suggests a firm grip of reality as well.
Check out the Lyn Lapid In My Mind video below and confirm that what goes around comes around in popular music – together with the delightful Beabadoobee, this soulful sister leaves true blue pop fans that authentic pop songwriting isn’t dead just yet.
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