RADAR: Lucy Rose

The burgeoning British nu-folk movement received yet another promising player this past year with the introduction of 22-year-old Lucy Rose. On the strength of a handful of excellent songs, lo-fi videos and and work with Bombay Bicycle Club frontman Jack Steadman, Rose earned solid critical buzz and comparisons (naturally) to reigning U.K. acoustic songstress Laura Marling. For 2012, Rose is making plans for her debut full-length and beginning work with up-and-coming producer Charlie Hugall (Ed Sheeran, Florence and the Machine) at her parents' home Warwickshire. The nuanced subtleties of songs like "Scar", "Red Face" and "Middle of the Bed" may take a few listens to completely ingratiate (though "Red Face" has some nice crackling energy) but in the end it's Rose's lovely, slightly smoky quiver of a voice that takes the low-watt spotlight here. Videos after the jump.

Lucy Rose - "Middle of the Bed"

Lucy Rose - "Red Face"