WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM THE LATHUMS – SAD FACE BABY
Back with a new single after their fantastic debut album, is The Lathums. From Wigan, these guys have been going up and up since bursting onto the scene. Breathing new life into the indie genre.
“Sad Face Baby” is a fantastic new song to add to their catalogue. Off the heels of the album, they have a hard time living up to that. However, this song does exactly that, while dragging their style forward. Combining the things these guys do really well, in catchy rhythms, beautiful lyrical scenes and ear worm guitar phrases, this song pushes the sound towards more of an indie pop genre than the rock they have been aiming for.
The lead guitars seem to be taking inspiration from the indie pop groups from the golden age of indie in the mid 2000s. Instead of the Johnny Marr styled guitar sections, it is much more simplistic and easy to sing along with. Vocally and lyrically this song shows improvement too, juxtaposing the fun, pop track with a deep, sad message of a terrible world.
In many different ways, this track is showing a new style from these guys while keeping the soul that The Lathumsare known for. No doubt this anthem of a track will be a great stepping stone towards album two. And with the speed of releases like this, the only way is up for these guys.