Thursday, 8 August 2019

Lailien Releases New Single 'Agent Amsterdam' Tomorrow

Citing My Bloody Valentine, The Velvet Underground and Lana Del Rey as just a few of his influences, Lailien is an independent Toronto-based songwriter and producer scintillating and sky-rocketing with 100,000s of plays across streaming services the last few months whose debut album ENSŌULAR is setting new standards for pop, rock and electronica. Genre-hopping and genre-creating, listening to the LP sounds something like walking through a fairground where all the rides have sped up and gone flying off the tracks…

Twenty-six tracks – one for each letter of the alphabet – recorded over five years, designed to be listened to in order whilst at the same enabling the listener to scramble sequences according to their mood, this is an album exploring both new words and Brave New Worlds. The scrambling of songs nevertheless cohere just like how re-sequenced letters formulate pathways in language, re-arrangement of 26 building blocks of reality building novel semantic proliferations. As psychedelic as they come, Lailien’s ENSŌULAR is both his debut and his White Album – unafraid to experiment with lyrics and melody and showing a blatant disregard for convention, tracks such as Agent Amsterdam sound like shipping forecasts for seas of mercury in other galaxies.