LLC – Cheers To You (2021)

Raised on iconic 90s pop-rock groups like Good Charlotte, Jimmy Eat World and Green Day, Australia-based Lorenzo La Cava takes on serious issues with a bouncy tongue-in-cheek bang. Performing under the stage name LLC, La Cava uses his extensive knowledge of the music industry to create a charming albeit poignant sound. Alright, you think of charm and poignancy, you think of a ballad and not upbeat pop-rock; however, LLC shows even joviality can have depth. Featured in various publications, such as Sinusoidal Sound and Roadie Music, this multi-instrumentalist is reaching audiences on several continents. The latest single in his repertoire is ‘Cheers To You’.



Following his well-received single ‘One In A Million’ (read our review here), ‘Cheers To You’ finds a balance between heartfelt melancholy and upbeat fun-ness in the melodic arrangement. Strong instrumentations are combined with bold vocals prompting a warm tone; however, the smooth intimacy within the crisp guitars and drums inserts a tender sentimentality. Don’t get me wrong, LLC does not drop the buoyant ball on this one, he merely showcases how sugary-sweet pop-rock has a deeper, more innovative side.

Similar to his previous tracks, LLC connects with listeners using a personal narrative in a story-telling style. La Cava shares that “…as I started to lean the lyrics towards a more personal perspective, the song took on another dimension”. The seemingly linear content points out themes of passion and joy in social situations; however, this is where things become more conceptual. References to alcohol consumption and parties represent the emotion behind live gigs, but LLC also points out the regulations of a post-Covid reality where self-expression is affected. It’s empowering and optimistic while retaining a nostalgic honesty.

In addition to the single, LLC released an official music video for ‘Cheers To You’. Taking you to a live gig from the comfort of your bedroom, LLC brings across the powerful attraction of live music. I find the bartender pouring shots while wearing a mask entertaining and insightful as we walk through this uncertain time. While the video is primarily a live performance, there are certain lighting effects that can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy – not many, but they are there. Viewer discretion is advised.


THIS VIDEO USES LIGHTING EFFECTS THAT CAN CAUSE SEIZURES IN PEOPLE WITH PHOTOSENSITIVE EPILEPSY
VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED

For more from LLC check out his official website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify.

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