London artist Loose Puppet has grasped the rose by the thorns with his debut single ‘Living in a World Postponed’ which tackles the subject of lockdown loneliness.
Not for the first time reviewing new content from amazing new bands we find ourselves reminiscing about Eels.
90s indie sounds look to be making a comeback, and we couldn’t be happier about that!
On to Loose Puppet though, real name George Hammond. The musician recently dropped his debut single ‘Living In A World Postponed’. No points for guessing what acted as his muse for the tune.
George has likened his sound as nodding towards bands like The La’s and Velvet Underground and while we definitely get those tones coming through. We also think he can add Eels, and maybe a little Badly Drawn Boy too, to his soundscape influences.
‘Living In A World Postponed’
You have to admire the bravery of Loose Puppet, where most bands may opt for a longer intro or a heavier sound on their introductory single to hide the vocals until they have their feet under the table. That is not the case here.
‘Living in a World Postponed’ comes in with melodic ‘Half a World Away’-esk guitars which allow Hammond’s vocal to shine straight from the off. The percussion then comes through and picks the whole thing up.
While the overall iconography behind the track is somewhat melancholic, no one told the bop-along melody.
In fact, if you’d just come from outer space not knowing anything about the pandemic and you listened to this track, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was being delivered by someone lounging on a beach without a care in the world.
The juxtaposition of sad lyrics against, dare we say it, a hopeful and light-hearted sound is a really cool dynamic.
So, what else can we expect from Loose Puppet?
Well, more of the same apparently. Discussing his debut tune and the promise of more to come, George said:
This song has set the tone for future releases which will contain themes of social commentary, friendship, love and what it means to be young in the digital age
We can’t wait to hear more, including this fresh new take on how life looks for the youth in the capital at the moment.