In their new single “The Back Of My Mind” off the forthcoming Flashbacks LP out later this month, The Lodger takes a slightly different approach to the sunny pop they’ve released over their past two albums. The song is less bouncy and vocals echo across a backdrop of a consistent drone of jangle guitar. In comparison to highlight tracks like “Many Thanks For Your Honest Opinion” off Grown-Ups and “The Good Old Days” off Life Is Sweet, the song can almost be called mopey and emotive. In that respect, it opposes the insanely upbeat tracks The Lodger has been pumping out for years with great results.
Thankfully the results are great here too. “The Back Of My Mind” may not be nearly as upbeat, but it is totally worthy of praise. The Lodger maintains its indie pop sensibilities while enhancing their sound; it’s still smart, nerdy pop but now it has greater depth. If Flashbacks is packed with songs as powerful and honest as this, it’ll easily be the band’s best album yet. Like the band’s past two releases, Flashbacks will be released via Slumberland Records.
Download: “The Back Of My Mind” by The Lodger