Every weekday, DIY’s new music know-it-all Neu brings you one essential new release to get obsessed with. Today’s Neu Pick comes from Llovers.
With a short string of swooning, shimmering indie-pop gems under their belt, Llovers have already recently bagged support slots with the likes of Dream Wife and VANT under their belt. As 2018 gets into swing though, the band show no signs of slowing down, hitting the ground running with their latest belter.
‘Just Lust’, their first release of the year, starts off at a meditative pace that draws the listener in with its reverberating guitar hooks and gentle beats. Halfway through though, it bursts into a flurry of raw, intense energy, filled with squalling riffs and clashing, explosive percussion. Underneath that bombast, the storming music is accompanied by piercing and socially-conscious lyrics. Vocalist Jack Brooks’ sensitive voice delivers thought-provoking musings on current perception within society and how the band themselves feel disconnected with specific stereotypes.
Speaking of the songwriting process behind the track, Jack said: “Just Lust is the sum of a deeply personal exploration in 2017 concerning how I felt within myself. I considered the effect that perception of ‘men’ as a generalised group moulded my own mental health and enforced a feeling of disconnection from a percentage of the population. Musically the track is built to replicate the thought process providing time and thought before erupting in a wave of raw emotion in a cathartic way”.
In the coming weeks, Llovers are set to play the First Wave – Emerging Artist Showcase in Stockton, and they’ll also be special guests of Cassia at their Newcastle date.
Listen to ‘Just Lust’ and see Llovers’ upcoming tour dates below.
02 Stockton, Ku Bar (First Wave – Emerging Artist Showcase)
17 Newcastle, Think Tank (supporting Cassia)