Genre/Influences: Indie-Pop, Electro-Pop.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: This is the third full length album for the duo Farrah- and Richard West. The British duo composed this work during the lockdown in 2020.
Content: The opening song (still released as single) “Modern Living” reveals a vibrating, deep resonating bass line with some fine Electro-Pop on top and the sensual vocals of Farrah West. The song doesn’t necessarily fully represent the rest of the work, but the Electro/Indie-Pop approach definitely remains the main basis of the work. I sometimes get the sensation of discovering a more poppy format of Placebo. Some of the choruses have a true elevating effect. The songs have been accomplished with delicate piano arrangements. Most of the songs have a sweet taste of melancholia mixed with pure emotional vocals. This album sounds sweet, but also revealing a few club-friendly pieces.
+ + + : I honestly can’t remember to have heard of League Of Lights, but the opening song “Modern Living’ directly caught my attention. This song is simply brilliant for the deep, sensual bass line merged with the captivating and hot vocals of the singer and the elevating effect of the chorus. “Ghosts” and “Persephone” both have a similar impact. But the album is mainly featuring softer and sweeter songs, but here again “Dreamers Don’t Come Down” has a few nice surprises; beautiful songs with delicate sound treatments. I especially recommend listening to “The Collector”. I also want to salute the great and informative booklet of this digipak. League Of Lights this way reveals to have an eye for every single detail; a great production sold in an artistic digipak.
– – – : I was less convinced by a few ‘softer’ songs although they also have something sensitive and delicate.
Conclusion: League Of Lights took me by surprise unleashing a refreshing work with a few outstanding songs.
Best songs: “Modern Living”, “The Collector”, “Persephone”, “Ghosts”.