Lord & Lady release Single
It’s not even our first date, and I just want to kiss you” Rachel Panchal sings in the opening bars of Lord & Lady’s new single “The Lift” from their debut extended play No Ghost, out this summer. “I know I don’t know you to well, but don’t leave unless I’m with you,” Scott Oatley (the other half of Lord & Lady) replies, as if to second Panchal’s motion directing the two ever closer to the warm radiance of a new, inspiring love. “Love is a long way down, but I got a chance to land safely,” Panchal goes on to tell us, and her articulate verse is a brilliant depiction of the comforting break to our fall that someone special can provide us when we take a big gamble on being vulnerable and in love. Their voices begin to intertwine, and before we know it, we’re lost in the enchanting forest that is their affections for one another. Falling for someone is a lot like getting lost in your own heart, being led only by the tuneful praises and little accentuating nuances that make your relationship special and different from anyone else’s. There’s a jazzy sway that swings back and forth through the track, almost like we’re strutting down the sidewalk on a bright sunny day, looking at different people laughing and having fun basking in the ecstasy of being alive and among one another.
“The Lift” is a song that makes it very hard to stay gloomy or forlorn despite even the bleakest of situations that we’re apparently living in according to the world news. We spend too much time as a society getting lost in the macabre rather than the playful, uninhibited love that Lord & Lady share with us in this new single. Wouldn’t it be something if all of us had the same innocent optimism that envelops all of the harmonizing between Oately and Panchal’s duets? “The Lift” spins gently through the mayhem and takes us to that supernatural place the two singers are living in, and like a fairytale, we start to feel like happily ever after could actually be an attainable frame of mind by the end of the song. The acoustic guitars that find their way into the spotlight in the track’s terrific climax could have been a little louder and more pronounced, but I think that we can get the general idea of what Lord & Lady were going for in this specimen from their impending EP.
Throwback albums are creating a very stale and stagnant culture in pop music today that at their start was annoying, at their heightening popularity were concerning, and at this stage have straight up become downright dangerous to the future developments and progression of music as a whole. Thankfully there are still artists who want to try something new like Lord & Lady, and god willing, this won’t mark the last time we have music to talk about that doesn’t instantly evoke memories of artists long past their prime.
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