COOL - SINGLE 20 APRIL 2018
LAUNCH NIGHT - LEEDS OPORTO SUNDAY 22 APRIL
Leeds three-piece LOUX have announced their second single, COOL, will be released on 20 April 2018 and officially launched on Sunday 22 April at Leeds Oporto. It follows their debut MEET ME HALFWAY, released in November last year, which saw the band make impressive inroads at both press and radio so early in their existence.
COOL is partly inspired by the novel Gone Girl and the concept of some women – so called ‘cool girls’ – who go along with what men demand of them with little concern for themselves. Singer and lyricist Jordan approaches the subject by relating an uncomfortable, personal situation for her with a withering sarcasm that defiantly determines she is indeed not one of those women.
As the lyrics subtly reveal: “Maybe you’re waiting for a girl to be laid back with you / Someone to be cool / The thing about that kinda girl is she doesn’t exist / What am I supposed to do? / Maybe I’d be better by myself? / ‘Cos when you’re with me you’re wishing I was somebody else”.
The song itself – a sassy, dancey, slightly moody amalgam of 90s pop synths and hooks – continues the band’s carefully subtle style of sound textures, effects-laden guitars, minimal yet warm drum rhythms and hypnotic vocals.
You can listen to COOL here: