Sunday, September 17, 2017

Singles Club: LORD WILLING + Ski Lodge + Teen Ravine

Consider Singles Club your musical matchmaker. I do hope you'll give all these ready to mingle bachelors and bachelorettes your ear as you listen to some new favorite tunes. Read on in the hopes of finding your musical love connection.

Much has happened to Justin Long (aka LORD WILLING) since he made the cross country trek from DC to LA. Arrest warrants, near-death experiences, and being left for a drug dealer all make for some bountiful songwriting material, and Long has made the most of his tumult. "Green Doesn't Look Good on You" is a kind of eccentric lounge pop, a song that plays impressively large and certainly makes quite a statement.  



Andrew Marr's Ski Lodge project sounds rooted in the 1980s, certain guitar play on "Secure" calling to mind golden era New Order. Marr's vocals have a candy sweetness that plays with the song's sparkling effervescence so very well. A sweet little treat indeed. 



With their song "Hall of Horrors," Toronto twosome Teen Ravine sought to convey that sense of late night disorientation and "feeling lost and reaching out for someone who's no longer there." Their tender, slow motion dreamscape gets across that adrift ache acutely and so very prettily. 



[posted 9.17.17]

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