Label: Scruff of the Neck
Released: 5th November 2021
Lucy Deakin’s second EP, ‘in your head i’m probably crying’ provides further proof of the pop upstart’s rising ambitions.
The bright, tropical pop tones plant both feet in the here and now, references to TikTok and Gen Z culture littered throughout the tracks, while remaining indebted to 00s trends such Avril Lavigne’s pink and black branded pop-punk.
It opens with mechanised angel tones repeating the mantra “when you haven’t got the guy”, setting the scene for a collection of songs that are broadly punchy break-up pop. And yet, penultimate track ‘i don’t even miss you’ (an assertion that is in fact, probably a lie) is by Lucy’s own admission an ode to her parents’ divorce, revealing a poignant and important aspect of her song writing; her songs can mean different things to different people.
From the acoustic edge of ‘bedroom floor’, to the road trip balladry of ‘i don’t even miss you’, Lucy confidently transforms teenage angst into bubble-gum sweet dancefloor fillers.