It’s a little like Coldplay with a rock edge, or Spoon without a funk edge. Yeah, I know it’s a little self-important, but I dug it. Ambient rock. Yeah, that’s it. Definitely worth a listen or two, and it’s free!
If you’re expecting Zoe to sound like her father, Lenny Kravitz, you’ll be disappointed. The offspring’s band, Lolawolf, has smart lyrics (“I wanna know what love is/I really hope that it’s not you”) over music that feels like a poppier version of 1990s shoegaze–probably the opposite of what Lenny made back in the day. If you’ve only got the time for one track, Chainz is the standout (and much more uptempo than the rest of the EP), but you’ll be missing out. Every cut here is terrific. They may not sound all that distinct at first blush, but give each song time to fill the space. This is pop music, yes, but it is pop music that doesn’t sound the same wherever you jump in. You have to listen to the build, be part of the climb.
And, they’ve got a new single!
Anyone who says you can’t be sexy if you try too hard is wrong. And this album is proof positive.
It’s hot, it’s sexy (and innuendo filled), it’s aggressive, it’s blazing pop…And it’s tons of fun. I’m sure if there was still great alternative radio, this would be a top ten record.
Check it out.