Following the releases of her two EPs “Hopeless Romantic” and “Insanity”, Lenci beautifully continues her momentum with her new single “Wildflower”. Hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina, Lenci is a force to be reckoned with as she emerges as an artist. Her unique genre-blending new record is the r&b/indie tune you will be playing all summer long. The light and bouncy latin-inspired percussion is beautifully matched with sweet chords and a groovy bassline. She includes angelic strings and arpeggios which further the lovely visuals that come to mind for me with this song. This self-love anthem is the summer record to add to every positivity playlist.
This well-crafted record does a great job of feeling timeless while also fitting perfectly in today’s musical trends. Her catchy and laid back melodies feel very modern and the track feels reminiscent of some 90s r&b with the drums. I felt like I was right there in the room with her performing this song which made me feel so warm. She writes from the perspective of a unique and confident person who knows her worth and is just looking for someone to love who will love her in return. That sentiment is a universal feeling- wanting to be loved for who you truly are.
I was immediately struck by her smooth and strong vocals, especially the flowery background harmonies. Her voice is easy to listen to and couples beautifully with the sweet and vulnerable lyrics. She writes about knowing where you come from and where you are going in order to live out your true authentic self. I loved the concept of being a “wildflower in a bed of roses” like a unique individual amongst other equally wonderful individuals. Unfortunately a lot of people take the route of putting other people down in order to feel special themselves but Lenci says we are all flowers and I am proud to be me, a wildflower.