It’s 2:00 AM, you’re hurtling 80mph down an empty highway bare knuckled and blinded by the strobe-like streak of passing road lights. The night is young, the car radio is deafening, and as you gleefully push the engine further, and faster, you fall deeper into the void. If you could imagine the gnarly, manic, atmosphere that TheLvnguage brings to life with their new single, “From The Void”, this scene is right on target.
Like most bands, time and self discovery over each record released can alter the sound and tone of their work; records change, genres shift, and limits are tested. Musical experimentation sometimes leads to a complete loss of a bands’ identity; TheLvnguage, however, breaks this mold with a heavy fist ready to embrace their darker side. We had the opportunity to chat with Rob Van Zandt regarding the bold decision to evolve their sound and just go with it, he went on to say, “We just kept writing more and more eerie/ominous shit...The album in full so far is pretty cool in terms of rising intensity from start to finish.”
After hearing the track two, three, five times, I had to know just what the hell their process was behind this track. Moving from a smooth, wavy, tune like “Lazy Baby” to an eclectic tone reminiscent of an LA car chase took work and dedication to the craft. “(From The Void) is one of our first songs we wrote years back. As we were organizing how we wanted to arrange this chaotic record, this was one that was a pleasant surprise in terms of fitting into the final sequence of the album. The process was extremely quick and reflected exactly what the song is, which is a rant on social evaluation.” Rob went on to say further, “To give a simple explanation without giving up the whole story, it’s an observation on the overly observational and judgmental human tossed into a short story.”
Do yourself a favor: pop in your headphones, listen to the brand new single below, and don’t be afraid to get wild with it. If you’re feeling this darker side of Thelvnguage, catch them tomorrow night (1/18/19) at The Underground - the only movement for all-ages music in the Bronx.