Over the course of his career Sondre Lerche has proved to be somewhat of a chameleon. Is he a Dylan-esque singer/songwriter, a jazzy troubadour or just a master of deceptively simple indie-pop? On his appropriately self titled record, Sondre Lerch, out in the US today, it seems that Lerche has come to terms with all of these things, and the result is some of the best material of his career, culminating in the track “Living Dangerously”.
Hidden hooks and little flourishes that recall nothing but the Fab Four abound and will sound familiar to even the casual Beatles fan. If that weren’t enough, Paul McCartney’s entire late 70’s career is summed up by one lonesome harmonica to close the track out. It’s a bold stylistic lifting, and if anything it makes it very clear that Lerche is playing with a much larger musical vocabulary this time around. The payoff isn’t limited to this track, but it is the best example of why you should be excited about Lerche’s performance at the 9:30 Club tonight. Tickets are still available, so if you like what you hear then what are you waiting for? We’ll see you at the show!
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