LOU E shares hand-drawn video for ‘Next Time’, taken from his debut 7″ single out now via Beech Coma

March 9, 2016
Holly Whitaker

Holly Whitaker



Shares hand-drawn ‘Next Time‘ Video

‘What Do You Do It For?’ / ‘Next Time’
Debut 7″ Single out now via Beech Coma

19 year-old South Londoner Lou E has shared the new video for ‘Next Time’, the second track on his debut 7″, out now via Beech Coma’s Singles Club.

The video was created over three months by three pivotal members of the Mayfield Collective. Lou E explains, “They mixed recorded footage of my face and thousands of frames – hand drawn by three overworked and underpaid students. With my permission the director (Oscar Carrier-Sippy) takes the viewer on a trepidatious voyage into the heart of my mind to show you what’s really going on in this little ditty, whilst trying to avoid the jagged words of paranoia which fly around on a collision course obliterating everything in their path in this post-break-up meltdown.” Watch it below…


Both tracks on the 7″ were recorded and mixed in Milburn’s bedroom and a friend’s garden shed in the Autumn of 2015, amidst Louis’ hectic touring schedule playing guitar and keys for Oscar across the globe. The single is out now on 7” vinyl and digitally, and is the second instalment of Beech Coma’s bi-monthly subscription series, part-funded by Arts Council England, with the first cut coming late last year from Bruising.

Despite his youth, Milburn is currently sitting on around three albums worth of unreleased material and this prolificity has an almost cult-like feel to it. Pairing the song writing styles and lyricism of the likes of Elliott Smith and Lou Reed with intricate contemporary guitar work similar to Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lou E’s work is intensely personal whilst retaining a refined and sincere feeling. In his own words, “Lou E is the chance for me to discuss issues, problems and worries that I’m far too British to talk about with everybody and nobody at the same time”.

This concern for a progressive dialogue is found in lead track ‘What Do You Do It For?’, which deals with faux-spirituality and it’s rise as a trend, the snide line of “go find yourself some more” a shot at those who return from foreign cultures with only a set of clichéd appropriations and a pair of harem pants to show for their travels. Turning on his own anxieties for the single’s B-side, ‘Next Time’, Milburn mourns a relationship that ended badly due to a lack of communication and honesty as he sings ‘Say next time for sure / When your heart is out the door’ as drums crash behind him.

“Lou E is a gorgeous bolt out of the blue. Few introductions lure you in quite like this”

“Who can resist that face I ask you?”



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