Was up till 2 arguing on Twitter with racists regularly, so can’t really argue with that title. In todays always on world, there is no time for us, only projected us, Lukas knows that and the happy cover picture of he and his band cavorting underlines it.
The music is pretty sunny too, but they have to watch it doesn’t become FM radio Fleetwood Mac, and ‘Mirage‘ Fleetwood Mac at that, easy roll ‘Bad Case‘ does just that, or the later Lyndsey Buckingham of the title track, wants to be Springsteen, not a chance. But the banjo brealh of air in sitting on the porch ‘Lotta Fun‘ is, slide lope ‘Out In LA‘ never lets a Yacht Rock vibe drop, same with the rather fine squelch of the bass and almost bongos in ‘Civilized Hell’.
Such a happy vibe here, listen to that bluesy bang for ‘Something Real‘ and even they get heartfelt, it’s with a glittery Richard Hawley sound, ‘Stars Made Of You‘ sounds like it’s flying.
He doesn’t always make the decisions his musical genre might expect, ‘Save A Little Heartache‘ is the smoothest, happiest song about the subject you may have heard, ‘Where Does Love Go‘ is an Orbison takeoff. He’s been coming to this Yacht Rock/FM Rock/Blues/Country Rock sound for a while, but this nails it.
What a great piece of work turn of the news, yes, but while you’re dibbing, have this as a soundtrack.
Out On Fantasy Records
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