Lover’s City by The Forever Now ft. Trine Lyngvig: Review
The Forever Now, a duo from Copenhagen, creates a tune of melancholy that tells the narrative of a couple in love who decide to go in opposite directions. The band’s self-titled album is a fantastic composition with indie rock origins and a hint of synth-pop, evoking images of foggy trains and tears streaming down faces.
The song commences with a cinematic medley of musical styles, evoking a feeling that describes the progression of a romantic relationship. From the first swell of violins, the tune has a distinctly cinematic feel as Trine Lyngvig’s ethereal vocals transport the audience to a magical realm. There’s a beautiful synergy between the two voices that helps get through the song’s deeper message. And then comes a plucked harp and whirling piano chord changes that introduce the singers. Until almost the three-minute mark, the song lacks any significant percussion, and even then, it isn’t the typical drums. You could label the song under baroque pop, what with all the layered vocals and unconventional instrumentation. Don’t even get me started on the mixing and mastering of various sounds! The gentle beginning of this meeting takes on a more menacing tone as the sound of wind alternates with depictions of a shattered heart as the proof of an old love discovering new love. Beautiful, heartbreaking, enthralling, yet genre-bending – “Lover’s City” will remain mysterious to pinpoint but I’m sure anyone in search of unconventional music will fall in love!
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Photo credits: Diego Alonso
Review by: Audrey Castel