This is a track which has really piqued my curiosity, mainly due to the fact that after several plays I’m still unable to work out exactly how I feel about the song and even what exactly the song is. However, what I am certain of is that I find Lazy Lee significantly more tolerable to listen to than most pop music, so I thought I’d at least give this a shot.
You can hear all the stereotypes of a pop record at the forefront of the song yet there are plenty of things that I find enjoyable – not least some fantastic work on the bass and a range of slightly unpredictable chord progressions. There are hints of everything from Avril Lavigne and Paramore to any of your modern chart-toppers, with some added synthesised wonder for good measure. Holding everything together is an enticing lead vocal which will try and capture your ears and your heart in one fell swoop. While the song seemingly goes against many of the core values by which I enjoy, and not-so-quietly judge music, I find myself coming back to this track because it goes a little deeper than you’ll realise on your first listen.
This might not be quite up your street if you’re a regular WCT reader (I know there’s at least one of you out there somewhere!) but it’s well worth giving a chance as the ragtag bunch of talented people that make up Lazy Lee certainly know exactly what they’re aiming for.