The singer-songwriter bears her soul – and her remarkable vocal talents – over a lush string-laden groove.
Manchester-based singer-songwriter Lusaint is making a grand entrance with her debut single, ‘Dark Horse’, out 3rd February on new indie imprint Heavenly Fire.
‘Dark Horse’ is the powerful lead single from Lusaint’s debut EP ‘self sabotage’, set for release later this year. The track spotlights Lusaint’s distinctive voice, which has captured hearts since her 2019 breakthrough with its melodic blend of jazz and blues influences.
Opening with a soft piano refrain accompanying Lusaint’s striking vocals, the chorus arrives with a punch. “I don’t mind hanging on a dark horse”, Lusaint laments over a backdrop of soaring strings, as dubby bass and crisp percussion enter the mix to ease the track into a commanding groove.
Talking about the song, Lusaint says, “I wrote Dark Horse at a very vulnerable time in my life, It holds so much emotion lyrically and is about a past relationship that fell apart unexpectedly.”
‘Dark Horse’ is another leap forward for Lusaint since her unique rise to stardom in 2019, when her cover of ‘More Than Friends’ (En Vogue ‘Don’t Let Go’) received a TV sync and was subsequently crowned the most Shazam’d song in one day in the UK with over 45,000 Shazams.
Since then, Lusaint has racked up over 20 million streams globally with her music and support from BBC 6 Music, Radio X and BBC Introducing. Her acoustic covers of Beyoncé’s ‘Crazy In Love’ and ‘Wicked Game’ by Chris Isaak have drawn much attention with the latter hitting over 3 million YouTube views. More recently, she made a scene-stealing appearance on Franky Wah’s ‘Find Out Who We Are’, which has already garnered over 250k streams on Spotify alone, and received support from tastemakers including BBC Radio 1’s Sarah Story, Charlie Hedges and Jeremiah Asiamah.
Growing up in the town of Stretford, Greater Manchester and on a musical diet of Motown, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone, Lusaint never thought a career in music was possible. Fast forward to 2023 and she has dispelled her own theory; with her music clocking tens of millions of global streams and the ‘self sabotage’ EP slated for release in October, the future looks bright for this exciting new voice.
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