ALBUM REVIEW: Lime Cordiale – 14 Steps To A Better You

The evolution of Lime Cordiale has been an exciting journey to watch unfold. Hailing from the Northern Beaches, this dynamic duo have gone from playing at huge festivals, to headlining sold out shows, to even making their own touring festival called The Squeeze. And on the music front, they’ve continued to connect with a growing fanbase that earned them four tracks in the 2019 triple j Hottest 100 countdown. 

With the release of their sophomore studio album ’14 Steps To A Better You’, they are taking a step towards rightfully filling even bigger venues. Creating a cohesive collection of tracks, they’ve honed  an energy which is vibrant, upbeat and engaging from start to finish. 

With seven singles already taken from the album, fans will be well acquainted with the stylings of ‘Dirt Cheap’, ‘Money’, ‘Inappropriate Behaviour’, ‘Robbery’, ‘Addicted To Sunshine’, ‘On Our Own’ and the recent future show anthem ‘Screw Loose’. While this is a lot of material that is already known, they have given fans seven brand new songs that tie together the expansive emotions the album explores of heartbreak, angst and self criticism and realisations. 

Opening with the dreamy aesthetics of ‘That’s Life’, there is a playful “ooh, hello” at the beginning of the song which perfectly sets the sunshine vibes this album embodies. It’s a laid back song that isn’t as gritty as other tracks like ‘No Plans To Make Plans’ which incorporates some ska production elements while ‘Can’t Take All The Blame’ brings out some serious Arctic Monkeys vibes. 

‘Elephant In The Room’ highlights the playful foundations that this album is built on with some of their psychedelic tendencies shinning through. But it’s ‘We Just Get By’ that immediately stood out to me with its carefree aesthetic of just living life and not overthinking the decisions we have to make in our adult lives. “We just get by. Hanging on this ticking time till both of us start to decline. Together we can lose our minds” they sing. 

This record is a very cohesive collection of tracks that hears them ultimately having a lot of fun as musicians which translates perfectly to their engaging live show. It’s an album you will want to witness live and just dance along freely. 

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