Review: "LATKD" - Lockyer Boys
What I'm about to tell you stays within the context of this blog post, okay? I used to be the biggest fan of Never Shout Never - tell anyone, and I will vehemently deny it. But I loved their soft boy meets scene kid aesthetic. The upbeat songs led by the lead singer's angelic voice - even if the lyrics weren't the happiest. More so than anything, though, I loved that they created a safe space for me to forget about the things I had no control over while dorking out to their music. And I see that same sentiment with the Lockyer Boys' new single, "LATKD".
"LATKD" is a melodic pop single about experiencing child-like happiness within the moment. Especially when the reality waiting for us after the moment is bleak. The song opens with a captivating rhythm that lingers with you long after listening to it before diving into the lyrics. The lyrics here are what I'd like to highlight; they follow the traditional verse-chorus structure but with an intentional twist. The verses outline the gloomy reality we'd rather forget, while the choruses are the rare moments of pure bliss we cherish, remember, and look forward to having. These moments give us the drive we need to keep on enduring reality when it's far beyond our control and never seems to be what we've dreamt up in our heads.
The Lockyer Boys, better known as brothers Will and Charlie Lockyer, are a Pop group from Thunder Bay, Ontario. The pair were initially a cover band before quickly being recognized for their musical talent and overwhelming charisma. Now they woo crowds ranging from their hometown to Seattle with original singles like "LATKD" and "Surfing in L.A.". Currently, they're working on a debut album for listeners, so definitely be on the lookout for more details about it on their website and Instagram! But let's be honest, it won't be too hard to keep up with them - they're just so damn cute. So hop back into the boy group craze, and let the Lockyer Boys become your latest obsession.
Written By Giavanna Gradaille
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