An even, calming guitar plucking pattern is the constant of the instrumentals Love Angeles uses to create an empowering indie anthem with their new single, “Somewhere.”
Think Goo Goo Dolls and Mumford and Sons - raw instrumentals, layered upon one another, characterized by low, yet bright vocals that give each of their songs an inspiring edge. This song feels like a wave as it starts a bit slow, but gains momentum as drums and vocals are layered on top of the simple guitar loop. “Somewhere” is an unexpected song of empowerment, both musically and lyrically providing a burst of euphoria and motivation. The song itself is about wanting better for your life, with the band commenting, “I wrote this song about a time in my life when I would just go through endless hookups/dates. It seemed like every night I was out drinking, hooking up and no matter who it was I always thought there was someone better out there. It touches on how a lot of people feel there is always something better than what they have.” For those who feel there’s something waiting for them out there, “Somewhere” may provide the motivation to take that next step towards a future that feels more like their own.
Love Angeles was a project on the back burner for a few years as the person who founded it – David Wilson – struggled to find people to stick with the project. After finding a solid lineup of people (Andrew Murguia - bass; Jules Stewart - drums), Love Angeles was able to take off. They recorded “Somewhere” in Jason Mraz’s personal studio and it is the first single off of their upcoming album, The Scenic Route To Mars.
Review by Tatum Jenkins