Credit: Milly Hutchcraft
Words: Ellie Ward
First introduced by Little Indie back in late 2016, Teesside's Llovers are back with their first offering of 2018: 'Just Lust’.
Released this week, 'Just Lust' - which follows last year's 'Feeling Sound' and 'I Don't Mind' - furthers the band's signature sound of engaging alr-pop, blending smooth harmonies and dreamy guitar work that's hard not to fall completely in lust with.
Opening on placid drums and Jack Brooks' tenderly persuasive, hypnotic vocals, at just over the midway point 'Just Lust' it breaks out some sharp as blades guitar riffs and shattering percussion, to close on subdued beats.
“'Just Lust' is the sum of a deeply personal exploration in 2017 concerning how I felt within myself," reveals Brooks. "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."
Little Indie named Llovers as one to watch this year, and this track proves the point.
Llovers play the First Wave – Emerging Artist Showcase at Stockton's Ku Bar tonight (February 2), followed by Newcastle's Think Tank on 17th (w/ Cassia).