I’ve done the incomparable Story of Luc a huge disservice: their single “Go On” has been on multiple playlists of mine for months, yet I’ve neglected to write them a proper review. Deepest apologies, lads.
“Go On” is a downtempo ballad for the ages. Synthed vocals and clean, minimal instruments paint the picture of someone alone in their bedroom on a late, solitary night. If you’ve read anything reviewed by me before, you know I have an affinity for the delicious loneliness of bedroom music.
The simplicity of downtempo bedroom music is really what strikes me — how a musician or two can craft intricate feelings and relatable memories with basic melodies and a few electric instruments. There is something deeply satisfying about hearing a song that reminds me that others are feeling exactly what I’m feeling. Bedroom music isn’t as solitary as we thought.