LT is keeping the spirit of youth alive. Fanning the flames, she has released a new song entitled ‘Act Your Age’. Refusing to do exactly that, she defies all who claim to be an authority on the matter, redefining what it means to grow up. No, LT is sticking to her guns, professing her refusal to be told what to do in a spicy bass-driven Indie Pop record.
“When you’re a kid, people are telling you to grow up and ‘act your age’ and then when you get a little older, women especially, are told they can’t behave, dress, or continue working in a variety of careers because they’re too old. Stuff that. I’ll act whatever age I want to,” she says, standing her ground on the matter. The independently-released record is out now LT Records.
LT Tour Dates 2023
Thursday 20th April – It’s Still A Secret, Brisbane, Australia
Friday 21st April – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, Australia
Wednesday 24th May – (Secret Show), Liverpool, UK
Friday 2nd June – Levi’s Corner House, Cork, Ireland
Doing it herself in the UK, Rona Mac is an independent musician from West Wales who has plumbed the depth of her songwriting ability to create a powerful work of audible art. The truth is this: Rona Mac is an artist with heart. She has suffused each note and every lyric of her new song ‘Sense’ with feeling. Her unapologetic openness is refreshing.
One can hear that she has high creative standards, accepting nothing less than poetic excellence. Or maybe that’s just the impression I got. Either way,‘Sense’ makes a home in one’s mind and walks around with you for a while after you have listened to it. It’s uncanny. Free from pretence, the record peels back the layers to reveal who Rona Mac is and the hardships she has had to endure. She has grasped what good, honest music is all about: sincerity of emotion and vulnerability from the artist.
South Korean singer-songwriter / musician ID:EARTH (아이디얼스) returns with ‘Home’, a hazy, pared-down indie-pop gem, following on from her recent track ‘Betting’ feat Korean rapper Dbo.
Lifted from the forthcoming 4-track EP ‘Panorama’ due later this year, ‘Home‘ forms part of the EP’s connected series, exploring polarising musings on society and human experiences. Sung in both English and Hangul (한글) ID:EARTH’s ethereal vocals flit seamlessly over smooth lo-fi meditative melodies.
She explains: “Home is a song written thinking about my family. I want to say that family is always beside you, whenever wherever. There’s a theme to the artwork. The first single ‘Betting’ shows two Queens that represents one pair of two cards with the same number, and two Queens and 222 from ‘Home’s artwork combines to become a full house. That’s the meaning of this song. The number 222 is 2022 and February 22nd is my birthday. A sculpture in a human mask. Inside that, it’s being filled with souls, emotions, memories and experiences. Sometimes we need to knock on the door and look before time passes and it overflows and the statues are scattered. The owner who wants to protect the house will be waiting for us. Always remember that I hold the key to ‘my home’. I dedicate this song to the people I love and who love me.”
ID:Earth, which means “the identity of the Earth,” hails from Seoul, South Korea and made her debut in 2019 with ‘Egypt’, an experimental, cross genre pop tune which garnered immediate attention. The next single ‘Olympus’ followed swiftly and led to her acclaimed debut album [BE] in 2020. ID:EARTH’s lyrics encapsulates our relationship with the earth and human civilisation. “My music is made to be connected and pieced together like a puzzle. The lyrics are anecdotes and stories about history, myths and philosophies, it also looks into the lives of people and contains their experiences.”
ID:EARTH’s music has been featured in various Korean movies and television series and she continues to push the boundaries with her unique inimitable style in 2022.
French indie-pop artist Dude Low released his jazz-inspired single “Bottle”. The new single sharply contrasts the artist’s previous release, “Amnesia,” which heavily leaned into synth-pop elements. However, a steady trait throughout Dude Low’s music is an undeniable softness of the chords and an incredible sense of depth through jazz influences.
“Bottle” touches on his infatuation with parties – which commonly include bottles of liquor – that brought him into a delusional lifestyle. Dude Low talks about the addictiveness of partying, “Why paradise is always a mirage,” he sings. “Once you taste it, you’re stuck in it.” The song calls attention to how drinking, partying or doing drugs create illusions for people searching for a vice. Like in many of his songs, Dude Low effortlessly merges serious discussions with wildly interesting soundscapes.
Dude Low, the modern proletarian, is back for 10 tracks with rich sounds that explore his wandering Egotrip. From his headquarters (Rennes), he calls for a journey after a year of solitary therapy, far from his tribe: humans. Neither too political nor too fatalistic, Dude Low spits on what annoys him without claiming to know the solution. Through beats that rub up against hip hop, the artist wants to be uncompromising by creating his own artisanal mix ready to swing his left hook in the unbearable gloom of routine, or by enhancing it with a melancholic caress. Who said romance was dead? Not Dude Low. Life is like a Wes Anderson movie, it all depends on how you perceive it. Gathering momentum from a run of shows in France, Dude Low has wrapped up recording sessions in anticipation of his upcoming album Ego Tripon Fogwood Records due to be released April 2022.