It’s a music industry story as old as time: DIY folkie signs to major, becomes tired of compromise, leaves label and sets off on tour across South America, sustained exclusively by the food and makeshift beds provided by fans and their families. The “if you book me a gig, I’ll come and stay” method Lucy Rose employed throughout Latin America, where she has an unexpectedly healthy audience, rejuvenated her career, but her globetrotting exploits have had no influence on her willowy sound.
There are flecks of the retro chic of noughties revivalist Rumer on Not Good at All, and the mellower end of UK noughties indie – Turin Brakes – on Soak It Up. Moirai quivers with smooth sentimentality, and the album’s highlight, Second Chance, is just the right dose of chintzy lounge pop. It may have been born from a place of disruption in Rose’s life, but Something’s Changing is unabashed easy listening to its core.