SINGLE REVIEW: Lakelend – Anybody Else But You

Melbourne indie-pop newcomer, Lakelend has been genuinely impressing listeners over the past 17 months with a string of singles that have laid the foundations for a fully envisioned project. With each release he dives further into this pop soaked world inspired by the likes of Lauv, The 1975 and LANY. His new single ‘Anybody Else But You’ is a great representation of his continued growth and transformation as a solo artist since leaving Storm The Sky. Packed with one of his catchiest hooks yet, this pulsating tune will be immediately stuck in your head, and so it should be. 

Reflecting on the toxicity of a relationship he admits that he can see the underlying issues that he has with someone, but he also confesses that he enjoys the highs and lows that leave him a little scattered. It’s a common personal battle that people who find themselves in toxic relationships have and causes them to struggle to get out of it. “Would you be the one to break my heart in two? The kinda lovin’ that would leave me black and blue. Keep on hearing that you’re no good for me. I’m not worried ‘bout myself, don’t want anybody else but you” he honestly sings. 

Finding a contrast between the lyrical honesty, he gives you an electronic pop inspired beat that will have you ready to dance the night away at his future live shows. Led by a prominent guitar riff and pulsating synth beats, he keeps the tempo strong and delivers this really strong hook and sound that is reminiscent of recent Alexander 23 and Chelsea Cutler. 

A very good song by a very promising newcomer who you really should be getting yourself acquainted with!