Let it be known that I love love love a concept album. Lucky for me, this is exactly what Manhattan duo corner club is about to deliver, and in exquisite form.
The second release off their forthcoming EP “little love lullabies,” “too good” takes us on a dreamy ride through the heartbreak of discovering the “out” part of the expression “falling in and out of love.” If the EP tells the story of the highs and lows of a relationship that has come full cycle, “too good” takes us down into the trenches of sadness, through those reflections and moments of questioning how it all fell apart. Gorgeously understated instrumentals, emotional vocals, and lyrics like “We were too good for each other/we were too good for the other/one excuse after another/tears alone under the covers” and “when did these feelings turn into memories” showcase the band’s ability to deliver a quietly powerful and profoundly intimate performance.
“little love lullabies” is the band’s first major effort since their popular 2019 release of “Manhattanhenge.” The pair takes pride in writing and producing everything from their bedrooms in Manhattan, and draw inspiration from the 3am city lights and personal relationships.
If this is any indication of what the rest of the EP will sound like, I would say we're in for a treat.
Written by Sydne Broady