‘Looking For This‘
Perth’s Lorne Vincent takes his sound to new heights on Looking For This; a sharp, quirky and heartfelt alt-pop tune, released on 2nd July.
Linking up with veteren producer Benjamin McCarthy (Alex the Astronaut, Gordi, G Flip, Thelma Plum), the two dove into all of the material Lorne had accumulated on his phone over the summer. To Lorne’s surprise, McCarthy immediately gravitated towards an early version of Looking For This, despite the song being originally intended for another artist.
“I had approached Ben with a demo that I thought was my strongest and he was on board, but in our pre-pro- duction Skype meeting he basically said ‘hey, send me everything you’ve demoed in case there’s something we’ve left out’. That week I had just written a piano/vocal track to pitch to another artist, which was totally outside of my usual genre. Ben told me I would be mad not to release it myself.” – Lorne Vincent
Looking For This is a bright, bittersweet ballad boasting some of the most mature and sincere songwriting we’ve heard from the artist so far. The track is built on a simple, yet incredibly textural instrumental, with an uplifting chord progression played by fuzzed out synths and a McCartney-esque bass line. Sonically, the track could be likened to the DIY indie-pop stylings of Mac Demarco, Father John Misty or Dayglow.
Lyrically the song is a culmination of different phrases and thoughts Lorne had written down on his phone. Because the track was initially written for someone else, Lorne found the lyrical process flowed with ease.
“I used a few notes in my iPhone to start off the lyrics based on a few quirky thoughts I had taken down – from meeting a partner who would explain all the things I missed in movies when I watched them, to deeper ideas like the relationship between our perceptions and the truth. It was amazing how freeing it was writing with the mindset that the song was for someone else. I found the words flowed out quicker, I didn’t really apply much of a filter to it.” – Lorne Vincent
Following the release of Looking For This, Lorne Vincent will be heading out on a tour of the WA coast, with dates and supports to be announced.
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