One sonic rebirth after another. And here’s to hoping third time’s the charm.
Ally Young and Lee Newell originally began booking gigs as an emo-rock band in the UK before signing to Geffen Records as Viva Brother, their indie incarnate who broke up after a short-lived period of 9 months. If the two missed the formula for emo or indie, the two have now made a comeback as the Brooklyn-based R&B-electro-pop duo LVLF (Lovelife), and it seems that they’ve finally discovered a talent for producing infectious dance tunes paired with compressed synths, catchy melodies and downtempo beats. Their recent EP’s “The Fourth Floor” and “El Regresso” (available for download on their website) reflect the duo’s successful experimentation with radiant vocals laced upon an ever-infectious disco soundscape. “Dying to Start Again” especially showcases the nuance many lack which make a catchy song out of what could easily have been tacky. This song will be the first single off their third EP “Stateless,” which is anticipated to arrive this summer.