Mix two parts of album review, three parts interview with an artist, add one video of an acoustic performance and sprinkle it with a pinch of comment. Then stir it all up until you get a beautiful storyline to be served immediately, though it will still be fantastic a few years later. This is exactly what we have for you today – a cool article about LP, published in 2014, by the online magazine EARMILK. The main topic is the Forever For Now album and it’s a great write-up that fuses an interview with LP and the record review, plus some very nice food and drink recipes (yes!) inspired by LP’s music and her answers, as icing on the cake.
Still frame from the video of LP performing acoustic “Into The Wild”
We have read all kinds of stuff published on LP, but, quite frankly, we’ve never before come across an article quite like this. It’s fun to read thanks to its brilliant, energetic style, but it also smuggles in LP’s interesting comments about the songs she put on the Forever For Now album. And these comments are just priceless, as she talked a bit about the background of “One Last Mistake” and “Heavenly Light,” the songs which she rarely mentions in her interviews. There were also a couple of other topics raised, like in what manner one should drink their tequila, and what exactly it should do for you. Oh, we loved the article from the very first paragraph till the very last word, for it’s nothing less than delicious.
Moreover, the feature also premiered the video of an acoustic “Into The Wild,” and it’s just as entertaining and casual as the article itself. LP performed the song in the most charming and off the cuff way. It’s only her Martin ukulele and her voice here, captured with as-if-from-the-backstage camerawork, all in black and white, with LP wearing her signature YSLs and the stylish hat we simply love.
EARMILK is an online music publication, with an LA headquarters, cooperating with journalists and musicians who cover both indie and mainstream music and everything that’s in-between. EARMILK’s Shane Morris talked to LP in June of 2014, shortly after the Forever For Now album release. Before that, he tested the album in his own kitchen to come up with a couple of recipes inspired by LP’s music. So, if you ever wondered if the Forever For Now record is any good for a dance while preparing a nice dinner in just your socks and underwear, the answer is: it is, and you all should try it. And also, to all careless tequila drinkers who might be reading: beware of shooting tequila in public places. You never know who may be watching.
Happy Carnival! And have a pleasant reading!