Review by Laura Klonowski
LOZT are an exciting rising folk/pop duo from the UK consisting of Lauren Scudder and Tom Ryder and this July they will be releasing their eagerly anticipated debut EP ‘I Want You’. Here we review the four-track record ahead of its July 13th release:
The record opens with the stomping, guitar heavy ‘Change My Mind’ that is a wonderful combination of country, pop and folk that blend together to create a stunning melody and Lauren and Tom’s vocal harmonies are simply divine. It’s huge introduction to the EP and a toe-tapping anthem that will get you singing along from the first line.
Up next is ‘Quake’ which sees the duo slowing things down slightly from the huge pop infused opening. This has much more of a lyrical story and Ryder’s vocals take the lead in the opening of the track allowing his voice to shine. Scudder comes in later to with a haunting vocal that elevates the stunning ballad to a whole new level.
At number 3 is the title track and it’s a gorgeous song that embodies the whole vibe of the EP and showcases the musicianship of LOZT and confirm that they have a huge future ahead of them. It’s a very country/folk track and the vibe is laid back with melodic guitar and a simple production that allow their voices to shine and the lyrics take centre stage.
The EP comes to a close with the BAXT remix of of ‘Quake’ and it’s a brilliant way to end the record that overall is a wonderful introduction to LOZT and the remix brings the track to a whole new level and elevates it to a danceable hit.
Overall ‘I Want You’ is a mix of pop infused country/folk tracks that live long in the memory after just one listen. RATING: 4.5/5
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