Sadness around every corner anywhere but here. Sorry, the band’s groovy, magnetic album turns the band’s quirky pop-rock look into a unique focus: getting your heart out of your chest. “I just did what the others did, I just got a little crazy,” band member Asha Lorenz said in some press material about the past two years. I don’t even want to pretend to know the details of what happened, but heartbreak is clearly the name of the game. This is evident in the songs that switch between righteous anger, utter despair, and blind hope that is more often misrepresented as wishful thinking. There isn’t much in the way of flying to be found anywhere but herebut overwhelming despair is itself a kind of banter, a purging of emotions that feels as comfortable as it looks attractive.
The British band is in great shape all the time anywhere but here. through them Early mixed bars And on their first album 925Sorry mood confirmed. Their songs flowed together, slipping in and out of different genres as they auditioned for new sounds. The hooks were coming out of nowhere as fast as they were leaving, and the band was scurrying through ideas before they had a chance to finish it. It was interesting to listen to in part because you weren’t sure where it would end up next. They are great at creating environments and leaving debris behind. They continue this quest anywhere but here With plenty of fresh flavors—grunge, trip hop, college rock, and sharp vocal ballads—but their songs are more realistic and integrated. Each track is its own world.
Sorry driven by childhood friends and double writing powerhouses Asha Lorenz and Louis O’Bryen, but they were always surrounded by an actual band. The central duo has been registered anywhere but here In the studio with this crew—Lincoln Barrett, Campbell Bohm, Marco Penny—plus producer Adrian Otley, famed Porthead, who puts more emphasis on the group’s soup arrangements. The songs are more special than anything I’ve ever done, sorry. What binds them together is an impenetrable gloom. But instead of making it as unheard of as one might expect, there’s something tempting and a bit addictive about the pure pain expressed on the album. the album causes itching and insistence; It’s theatrical in its own way. This pain is all raw connective tissue.
Each track has moments of unrest and unrestrained anxiety. Like “Key To The City,” a triumphal song that’s also pathetic. She stumbles between grooved bass and short guitars as Lorenz imagines all the things her ex-boyfriend can do back then, then stares into a deep void until she still cares. “I know you’re there/having sex in someone else’s bed,” she sings, and you can practically hear her visualizing the act, a mixture of disgust and jealousy. “I said I always look like a deer in my headlights / I still look lost in this town.” It’s mysterious and scary, and Lorenz tries to finally regain her composure. “If you’re going to leave, I don’t care,” she insists. “Not me, I don’t care, go get another sexy girl’s relationship” – but an unmistakable desperation surrounds him.
After a short slate of songs to “Willow Tree” and carnival “Willow Tree” and “There’s Too Many People Who Want To Be Loved,” which is miserable but at least trying, Lorenz is back to melancholy on the “I Miss The Fool,” track A crackle turns into a dramatic opera sample as you try to carve out a space that doesn’t hurt her. “I can’t keep you safe / But I can in this song / Make me cry / While you’re sailing all the time,” she sings. “I can’t see your face/But I can on this song/play it in a loop/” so it doesn’t play. I delved into that idea on the next track, “The Step”: “I made a song for you and me to live in / I got it wrong ’cause that’s all I knew how.”
anywhere but here It reflects the reality of depression, where every moment feels like it will be the last. O’Brien joins a pity party often, muttering in the background and offering consolation wherever he can. “There, here is the life I knew so well,” he yells at the thorn, and burns, “Tell me.” “The life that divided my heart in two.” Coming together on a belated album “Screaming in the Rain,” they break down in each other’s strange feelings: “I feel so weird / Nothing makes sense / I’m screaming in the rain again.” But Lorenz really tops this album, basking in all the negativity she can. It’s truly a testament to the band’s songwriting power that they can find these many thought-provoking ways in the same heartbreak, and do it in a way that makes you want to listen over and over again.
There is one bright moment anywhere but here, though, comes at the beginning of the album. “Let The Lights On” is the feeling that comes after all the sadness, and it’s definitely a thoughtful choice to put in the beginning. The song is about leaving all that pain behind in the club’s twinkling lights, made all the more powerful knowing it’s the score at the end of a long journey. “I love you, I want to tell you that I love you because I love you,” Lorenz said. “I need you, I want to tell you that I need you, I need you.” The song rests on the ecstatic chorus: “Got a light, don’t let it out if you…”, and there’s a lot of stuff in that omission that only makes sense when you hear the songs that come next. Or rather what happened before. genius anywhere but here It lies in how these feelings get mixed up, and it becomes something that you flop over and move around in all at once.
anywhere but here It is out 7/10 via Dominoes. Pre-order it over here.
Other albums of notes released this week:
• Alves blue priestWhich we will know more about soon
• King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s Ice, death, planets, lungs, mushrooms and lava
• Will Chef nothing special
• Daphne cherry
• Open Mike Eagle Component system with automatic reverse
• broken bells in blue
• Pony Light Knights Holy golden rolling
• Dungen’s En Är För Mycket Och Tusen Aldrig Nog
• Peel Dream . magazine bandage
• Gila Bands The most natural
• Lauren James Building something beautiful for me
• peers’ Tribute to those still here
• Courtney Marie Andrews loose future
• Joanna Warren Lessons for mutations
• Lamb of God omen
• Nellie Sparks hysteria
• Quavo & Takeoff’s Built only for Infinity Links
• Sun Ra Orchestra Living Sky
• Gillian Carter deliverance from misery
• NNAMDÏ’sPlease take a seat
• dic Desperately imagine somewhere quiet
• Andrew Browder Show original audio
• Diglo people in motion
• Worship Under the midnight sun
• Jessica Moss heart galaxy
• octopus burning empire
• goats Angels hang from the arcs of heaven
• Keiji Hino and SUMAC’sIn the apocalypse these events, our golden blood is spilled, let’s never do that
• Oriles Tableau
• bush art of survival
• Charlie Puth Charlie
• Chloe Moriondo Suckerpunch
• Stray Kids Maxident
• Present Tomorrow yesterday is not today compile
• Charlie Martin imaginary people Deluxe Edition
The world is a beautiful place and I am no longer afraid of death Thanks for being here live album
• fucked up Oberon EP
• Ruth Radelet the other side EP
• partner time is a car EP
• Gancer Nothing you do matters EP
• Jivebomb’s primal desire EP