I Love Your Lifestyle – “Car”
We last checked in on the Swedish indie-pop anthem-slingers I Love Your Lifestyle way back at the end of 2015 — what a different world it felt like back then — but they’ve kept building up a feverishly enthusiastic fan base ever since. They’re following up last year’s well-received The Movie with a new one called No Driver this fall, and the early singles sound mighty promising.
Last month they announced the album with the soaring and melodically charged “Shilly Shally,” and they’re back this week with single #2. “Car” is not a Built To Spill cover, though I’d love to hear this band’s version of that song. Instead it’s another glimmering guitar-powered pop song with vocals that split the difference between Oso Oso-style emo and prime aughts blog rock. (Between this, Bartees Strange, Phoebe Bridgers, and others, the sounds of that era are coming back big time.) “When I’m asleep, my mind is still alive!” goes one of the more gigantic vocal turns, which, come to think of it, isn’t so far from “I wanna see movies of my dreams!”
Hear “Car” and “Shilly Shally” below.