New from British indie band Curse of Lono, People In Cars is an eleven-track album that intimately connects the strong concoction of grief, pain and new hope and tells a story of an artist that knows his place.
With the rich alt-country vapours of sound with the blend of mixed tones of Leonard Cohen and Wilco, the outfit’s frontman Felix Bechtolsheimer’s shares a life that only he can share but resonates with his fellow listeners.
Hit by the lustrous opener of ‘Let Your Love Rain Down On Me’, followed by the lead louche pop single ‘Ursula Andress’ and closing off with a nine-minute closer ‘Timeslipping’. Bechtolsheimer dark, twistful redemption and reflection on life throughout each track is tinted with sadness, but at the same time it’s refreshing. It opens an honest viewpoint Curse of Lono’s experience.
“I pressed record and I recorded this thing that went on for 20 minutes,” he says. “All that I did afterwards was transcribe the lyrics. The night that my dad passed away, I’ve never seen anyone in so much pain. I still can’t write about that, but I could just let it flow out.”