Coming out of Baltimore’s music scene, Beya Likhari Love Letters from Lola EP is an organic blend of jazz and electronic influences. Released in segments throughout the heated summer months, the 4-part series literally echoes the format of a love letter. Described as ‘Acid RnB’, her previous work Amplifiers & Vampires and A Drop of Ether were the catalyst to future sounds. Since then, she has added “Rose Garden,” “Clouds,” and a remake of GoldLink’s “When I Die” to her catalogue.
Gaining separate emotions throughout the process, each track was crafted by a different producer. Love Letters from Lola includes; “Letter” (weirdinside), “Baile” (Subdaio), “Sugar” (vhvl), and “Eventually” (eu-IV.) The album art is designed by Hannah Holmes. Capturing illustrative personalized moments, support the vision of remembering that special someone.
With over 67K plays on SoundCloud, Love Letters from Lola continues to grow. An orchestral ballad of experimental sorrow, freedom is gained at the end. Beya Likhari’s voice is so necessary in today’s culture. It’s rare to find authentic singers/songwriters who pull from deep places of darkness, yet uplifts those in need.
Listen to “Love Letters from Lola” below.
Photography: Madeleine Ivey