- 24 Jul 18
Who mentioned dirty but clean?
Midway through Lamp Lit Prose, there's a moment that perfectly captures David Longstreth's approach to songwriting.
He enlists rising R'n'B star Amber Mark to help out with the vocals on 'I Feel Energy', and there's some staccato violin, a twanging guitar motif and a riotous brass section over deep, rumbling 808s, before the chorus surges in. 'I feel energy!' it runs, and it might stand as a mantra for this entire, manic pop album. For sure, it has many fine moments, but consumed in one sitting, it can feel slightly overwrought.