I must say, when I heard the I Love This Life EP from Locash, I anxiously waited for the full length LP. I wasn’t disappointed. At all. This is the first album since their rebranding, and listening to this album would make you think these guys have been doing this for a long time, but obviously, not the case here.
The song-writing is great as they’re able to tell different stories throughout in a unique way, and almost every song here has its own identity, lyrically and sound wise.
Let’s break the album down, track by track:
I Love This Life
You couldn’t have asked for a better opener to the album. The Country-rock song sets the tone for the rest of the album, and right away defines the members of the band. They’re simple guys who enjoy the little things in life.
Ring On Every Finger
This song has a melody that you can easily move to. The lyrics are more relationship-centric, and the duo does a great job at keeping it catchy and fun. This was written by Country music superstar Thomas Rhett.
I Know Somebody
This song is a bit of a roller-coaster ride. The verses are laid-back, but once he says the words ‘I Know Somebody’, the song slaps you in the face with energy and continues the pattern throughout. The lyrics describe love at first sight, and the song makes you feel great!
This is the album’s first ballad, and certainly a standout. The lyrics are about a man saying he could be stranded and not need anything but his significant other. The song-writing here is tremendous and a good example of the band doing something different, successfully.
This is another high-energy Country-rock song, with a chorus that’s easily infectious and sure to have you singing along after hearing it.
This is a song about partying, plain and simple. It focuses on not worrying or caring about anything and drinking the night away. It sounds like something you would hear from Florida Georgia Line, lyrics and tone wise. That’s not a bad thing at all.
This is the only song on the album that doesn’t seem to offer anything new or unique. It sounds similar to a lot of the others, and is just another song about chasing a girl. Nonetheless, it’s still worth listening to, as it follows suit of making you feel good.
God Loves Me More
The album’s second ballad, and completely different from the first. The song is an apology to a girl, and being grateful. This is more slow-paced, and something you can easily slow dance to.
Till The Wheels Fall Off
This is another slow one. Its chorus is catchy and overall message is great. It’s about a love that survives the test of time. Still, nothing necessarily new to offer in terms of lyrical content. Nonetheless, a personal favorite of mine.
Ain’t Startin’ Tonight
This is clearly about a breakup, and partying to get over it. Typical. What’s great is the mixture of emotions, positive and negative. It’s fun, upbeat and another personal favorite.
In my opinion, this is a song that you need to listen to. It’s a nod to the people who’ve been through a lot and working through it, hence the title. Not the most upbeat of songs, but its message fits its overall tone. Positivity at its finest. A great lasting image for the album.
Overall, the album has great messages and it serves a purpose. It’s simple and gets you right off the bat with the first track. The guys have produced an album with much variety from the upbeat stuff to the more personal ones. As I said to start, the previous EP kept my hopes high, and now they’re even higher for the next album, whenever that may be.
The Fighters is available now via Reviver Records.