There are groups that believe that a song is still the greatest form of musical expression, and they reinforce this by releasing singles, like it was done in the 50’s. Nowadays, though, it’s an act of rebellion, but bands like THE CLIENTELE have successfully converted their collections of small vinyls into a myth in and of themselves, a precious object of desire of collectionists and pop lovers. THE LODGER are the biggest news in pop in recent years. With two incredible albums that already light up our shelves and that have made them a center of attention of both critics and the public, the quartet from Leeds led by Ben Siddall also made a place for themselves in the scene with three incredible singles (obviously impossible to find today), each released on a different independent label. “I Think I Need You” will be the fifth 7” of their career, the first with Elefant (of course, in a precious green color) and a new demonstration of their incredible ability to make beautiful pop melodies that are simultaneously full of happiness and timeless, and that has an attention grabbing trumpet presence. “We realized that we’d never released a ‘slow’ single before, so we decided that it was the perfect time to fix that” and here we have this mid-tempo rectification that is “I Think I Need You” and its fantastic and crystalline guitar arrangements. And for those who enjoy LODGER’s love of THE SMITHS, “I Can’t Stop” is one of those songs that you will beg on your knees for the DJ to play to brighten a Saturday night. “This Is Good Fortune” has one of those choruses that you need to remember every morning before getting on the bus that takes you to your daily routine, just to have a bit of sunshine every day, while “That Guy” is, as they themselves admit, the shortest song they’ve ever written, an explosive crescendo that barely takes a minute to blast. At Elefant we are deeply proud to collaborate in increasing the size of that object of desire we mentioned before, and that some of LODGER’s incredible compositions are now part of our catalog.
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