Enter the mesmerizing realm of LANES with his latest single “Green,” a melancholic explosion of sound that leaves an indelible mark on your soul.
LANES releases his newest single Green, a shimmering demonstration of the self-described alt-indie rock artist. Green is a melancholy explosion of sound. Layered synths, echoing percussion and driving bass to accompany a strong and unique vocal. LANES channels his inner Kevin Parker, creating a space for the listener to float amongst and contemplate.
Green feels like longing; as though the feeling itself is growing with every new texture and direction LANES takes, relentless in its desire to cause misery. LANES voice has a vulnerability to it, as if it’s the voice in his head come to life.
The production only emulates this – the lead synth line one that draws you completely within its clutches. Perhaps a peculiar comparison, though the effect is almost identical, Rosanne Cash’s Seven Year Ache. An eight bar synth line to lead us in and out of the song, out of the situation and away from the feeling – but not before dragging us entirely through it.
It’s easy to lose yourself in Green. LANES has created a feeling akin to sense memory. His experience becomes ours, and vice versa. On and on/I need you that way acts as a plea; the feeling so overwhelming that pride is surrendered, and only need can remain.
Green is absolute and malleable, fit for any 2010’s movie soundtrack and to ease one through a broken heart. There’s a rush that accompanies Green, the feeling of constantly moving towards something and sometimes getting there, but not before losing your grip. LANES effortlessly conjures emotion – his tone alone is enough to draw attention, let alone his choice in lyricism.
There’s a smoothness and acceptance to LANES music, though he never once holds back.
The first verse is a slew of I never statements, a defensive and desperate stance that effectively ropes you in, the perspective changing in the second verse to place blame, perhaps, or just to present the opposing side, allows listeners to attach their own meaning. To choose which version of thoughts they resonate with. There’s something unique about LANES, though many a complimentary comparison could be made. Something quietly inimitable.
Listen to Green and more of LANES below.
Review by Caitlin Norris