UK indie label Submarine Cat Records first popped up on our radar earlier this year with a string of deeply resonant alt-americana tracks from John Murry and continuing in those grooves, we’ve been treated to something new from Curse of Lono. The man behind the music – Felix Bechtolsheimer – also holds the americana genre in high-esteem as proven by the music documentary We Dreamed America which he co-wrote with Alex Walker about the British hunger for this emergent genre.
His latest single, ‘Think I’m Alright Now’, doesn’t strike us as immediately country, but rather a modernised twist with a singer-songwriter freshness and upbeat rocky undertones reflective of the new life chapter that this track, and by extension his upcoming album, represents. As he explains in the quote below, this song is the emotional upswing to a challenging year.
“I got a record that’s my favourite record I’ve ever made by a long way, and it’s the record I needed to make. I lost my dad, my uncle and my ex-partner last year, and my band, but I’ve got this record and I almost look at it like a bit of a shrine,” summarises Bechtolsheimer about this newest batch of music.
Keep those eyes and ears peeled for Curse Of Lono‘s third album – People In Cars – out on the 26th of November 2021.
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