A concise experience of relationships and introspection. This record hosts an array of dreamy and warped harmonies followed closely by heavy beats and grand finales. Every track belongs and holds its weight which makes for effortless listening. I feel lighter and more in touch with myself after spinning this record. A perfect album <3
Favorite track: Summer.
Recording as Lontalius, New Zealander Eddie Johnston released his debut album I'll Forget 17 on Brooklyn-based indie Partisan Records in March 2016. He moved to LA to work on his second album 'All I Have' with Grammy award winning producer Om'Mas Keith (Frank Ocean, John Legend, Jay-Z) and Jim Fairchild (Modest Mouse and Grandaddy).
"We started in an Om'Mas Keith world but I realized I love live bands and that I didn't want to make a completely electronic R&B album," Johnston says of his decisive moment in Los Angeles. "I wanted drums and energy." Having spent a week in the studio with Keith, a rarity for an artist whose bedroom recordings took him from his family home to international success, Johnston then began working with Jim Fairchild, a member of legendary bands Grandaddy and Modest Mouse. "I'd tell him I'd want things to sound like U2 but not like U2 and he'd understand," he says of his like-minded relationship with Fairchild.
"My ideal listener is the same kind of person I was at 15," he says. "Hearing Drake in my bedroom was very affecting for me as a teenager. I want someone to hear my music at 3am and feel something. I've grown so much as a songwriter and producer. This album serves as proof of where I am now."
i spent ages only liking motion sickness and kyoto then i listened to this album on LOUD and was like oooo its so cool actually exciting so now i want B.B. Bridgers to make a full rock album please like channel heatmiser please the world needs it ok i feeeel something.... Ben Collins
Had to wait a bit to get this one but boy oh boy… so good. Harmonics, layers, catchy riffs, feathery angelic vocals. This band is such a wonderful group! Good luck with touring and stay safe! turbineguy