Title: Lo Moon, “Loveless”
Author: Anthony Gin
Crosses in the distance bells ring fast
Loveless in our shelter time will pass
Would you take a chance on us?
Could you take a chance on us?
Yes, Lo Moon I will take a chance on you. Hauntingly cadenced melodies with vocals that edge on the verge of, but never cross the line into, emotional cloy, LA-Trio Lo Moon’s new single, Loveless, instantly entrances. Loveless tugs on nostalgic heartstrings without making me feel like I’m two fingers too deep into a pit of sorrow. The soundscape has been compared with Sigur Ros, but the ethereal texture has been supplemented by the rhythmic minimalism of the xx. Bruce Warren of WXPN describes the single best as a “stop-you-in-your tracks kind of song…[with] a big sound that’s as intimate as it is anthemic.” It’s no small feat for a band to create a seven-minute single that leaves the ears wanting.