Billy Lloyd – Steam

“I’m running out of steam, trying to destroy my body”

Its not often I discover an artist that really speaks to me, or makes me feel like we’ve been through similar experiences. Leeds based electronica artist Billy Lloyd has achieved this with just a couple of songs. In many respects he shares much in common with Perfect Genius; lyrically he’s brave and very revealing about his personal life, but it’s also beautifully understated. Steam is a tender composition that leaves you emotionally invested in him.

Normal is a song that deals with sexuality, gender and acceptance. That he makes it so reflective and self aware, reveals an artist of great promise and insight. He’s the kind of artist that makes prediction lists so utterly repellent to me, as most would rather hedge their bets on industry marketed acts. Me. I’d prefer to champion a Billy Lloyd.

Phill Young