A mixture of the dreamlike and the everyday, Lacy James' eclectic musical style draws from various influences ranging from rock and pop to world music, folk, jazz, and electronic/ambient. Her well-received debut album Lovefeast, produced with Jim Gallagher at Philadelphia International and Kajem/Victory studios, drew comparisons with the work of Kate Bush, Talking Heads, Tori Amos, Siouxsie & the Banshees and other innovative artists of the time. After the release of Lovefeast, Lacy set out on a dance journey that took her to New York City and beyond. In the wake of those experiences she has returned to recording with her upcoming second full-length release, Circles of Swallows, scheduled for February 2013. The new record has been shaped by Lacy's collaboration with producer Jeff Hiatt at noted Philadelphia workshop Turtle Studios. Lacy is also a choreographer whose dance company, Mereminne Dancers, has performed throughout NYC as well as in Philadelphia, North Carolina and Germany.
"eclectic, electro-tinged earth-child folk fantasias.... James sets bold, mystical lyrics to clattering bits of percussion and off-kilter keyboard programming, turning coffeehouse-chanteuse tropes inside out." - (M Music and Musicians magazine)
"like taking a swim in a pond of swirling ambient, mesmerizing melodies and eclectic instruments" - (Sphere Music)
"James' strength is drawn from her deft ability to create an inspired mood through her use of exotic rhythms and instruments." - (CMJ Certain Damage)
"It has that Kate Bush/Tori Amos feel with an exotic Middle Eastern twist... the disc is a sumptuous affair." - (Philadelphia City Paper)
"A host of multicultural influences come into play, similar in nature but not necessarily in style to singers like Ofra Haza, Sinead O'Connor and Enya. James' style is delicate and ethereal, with a molten core and a clear, strong delivery." - (Big Shout)