Spring is full of great music and good (because Danish) surprises in that regard! One of them is Goodbye Lisichka‘s new single “Strokes of Luck”. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming debut album “Shadow Rabbits” (premiere: 20. April 2015) and is an insanely great example of how rawness and delicacy can work together.
After seeing a Goodbye Lisichka show in Aarhus last year (at an un-official SPOT Festival concert), I wrote that they are “a band that has the potential to become the Danish response to Of Monsters and Men”. The new song, along with the upcoming album (which GbD had the chance to listen to already), makes that opinion of mine still valid.
Goodbye Lisichka combine a folk attitude with indie-rock and dreamy atmosphere in a remarkable way. But the biggest advantage of the band, at least so far, is that they are real. Just themselves, without unnecessary make-up, no overwhelming surroundings – the image doesn’t take the attention of the music. You really focus on the music. On the melancholic conversation of vocals, the gentle combination of guitar sounds, a beat coming from the underground of the main song line and the dreamy effects.
In my imagination the song “Strokes of Luck” looks like a woman in love. A young girl, who is honestly in love, with a tear in her eye. Because the feeling is not only a “shiny happy” one. As Goodbye Lisichka’s songs. They are something more than just simple tracks. There’s bittersweet magic in them. Feel it.