At only fifteen years old, Australia’s Lupa aka Imogen Jones undoubtedly has time on her side, yet with the continual rise of teenage musicians such as Disclosure, King Krule and of course Lorde, there’s no doubting that being young is the ‘current cool’.
Marking out Alt-J, Grimes and Radiohead amongst others as key influences, her three tracks on Soundcloud certainly pay tribute to Claire Boucher, and Daughter, another of her inspirations. A classically trained violinist, her music shows a keen knowledge of harmony; The Creature is a choppy, whirlwind of Jones’ stunning vocals and a Grimes-esque chorus section which, if truth be told, lacks a little gusto in the production at times, yet showcases a wealth of talent and potential.
The track that really caught my attention is the folkier The Infinite Colour, that’s less quirky electronica, and more just out-and-out intelligent pop. Despite a few issues surrounding production, the talent is undoubtedly there, and with time (which Lupa has plenty of) and perhaps a little direction, there’s no predicting just how far Lupa could go.