LJA i need some rest
September 24, 2020
Judging by his latest endeavor, LJA really should take some of his own advice. I Need Some Rest proves to be a sound recommendation as I reach the ethereal conclusion of this darkly executed sophomore EP.
After 2019's Homely, the bedroom pop artist from Hoboken returns with a synth-laden arsenal of tracks designed to seduce the insomniac in all of us.
"Bedtime Novels" weaves a guitar hook fit for restless nights of tossing and turning. The drums pulse like a throbbing temple. Echoes shimmer down the corridor. His dissonant tenor completes the dreamscape.
" I can't guarantee that any of it actually happened."
Listen to I Need Some Rest:
Reading a book in bed. Feeling invisible at a party. A love slowly forgotten. LJA is not one to shy away from the events that bind him. I Need Some Rest gives us snapshots of a man reflecting, taking a breath and turning the door knob.
The flashbulbs pop quickly. There isn't a track over two and a half minutes. As a result, it punches like the A side of a punk record.
LJA has been burning that famous midnight oil. "Where will I be three years down the road?"
"One can only dream."