Album Review Lauv - All 4 Nothing3-5 Stars
Lauv’s second certainly provides an array of sweet pop highs.
While it may not seem like there are a lot of parallels you can draw between American poet Emily Dickinson and Lauv, they do seem to agree on one thing: fame really is a fickle food. Having quickly risen through the ranks in the lead up to the release of his 2020 debut ‘~how i’m feeling~’, Ari Leff’s relationship with stardom has clearly already been a bit tumultuous. Take ‘26’, the opening track here; a glitchy offering which sees him pondering his own place in the world and how to move forward with the attention he’s now garnered (“He made a couple songs and they got big / He thought that he could do whatever he wanted / But it all left him with a hole in his heart”). It’s a jumping off point for a record that dabbles in self-reflection and reminiscing, but still, at its heart, mostly focuses on the sugary synth-pop he made his name on. From the dreamy ‘All 4 Nothing (I’m So In Love)’ to the confessional piano-introduced ‘Summer Nights’ (which soon melts into a slinky dance-flecked number), Lauv’s second record certainly provides an array of sweet pop highs, but still doesn’t quite show us who the writer behind it all really is.
Lauv and Conan Gray share new bop ‘Fake’
The track also marks Conan's first ever collab!
Lauv and Conan Gray tease new collab ‘Fake’
Set to arrive tomorrow (October 13th)!!
Lauv shares ‘Love Somebody’ video
Taken from his surprise 'Without You' EP.
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