Lily Konigsberg - "Lily We Need to Talk Now" //Wharf Cat Records// (Released 29th October)

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£19.99 – 1xLP, Indies Exclusive Yellow Coloured Vinyl

Lily We Need To Talk Now is a record Konigsberg has been slowly chipping away at since 2016, revising and re-recording the songs over the years. The eleven track collection is her first proper full length, following her anthology of EPs and
unreleased tracks, The Best of Lily Konigsberg Right Now.

The new record is catchy the whole way through, like much of her poppy and plainspoken indie rock output that’s made her a fixture of the NYC underground in recent years. Her voice twists and turns and dashes around her clever wordplay in new ways; there are hints of power-pop, pop-punk, and downtempo introspection, all dotted with easter eggs of winking humour.

True to its title, this collection of songs is like a check in with herself. On “That’s The Way I Like It,” with backing vocals from longtime collaborator Paco Cathcart, she reflects on the feeling of “struggling with someone you love, and how you can get all evil about it, like a brat, like a baby.” On “Proud Home”, she sings one of the records boldest ear-worm hooks (“You’ve got a lot of fucking things to be proud of!”) and tries to comfort a friend who has a crush on her mom. “I really cracked myself up with the lyrics,” she says. “It’s kind of a Stacey’s Mom riff. I decided it’s a dedication to Adam Schlesinger [of Fountains of Wayne].”

“Roses, Again” is a new take on a familiar Lily tune (originally on Good Time Now) re-recorded at the request of her current live band, who have evolved the song on the road.

Tracklisting:

  1. Beauty
  2. Sweat forever
  3. That’s the way i like it
  4. Alone
  5. Don’t be lazy with me
  6. Proud home
  7. Hark
  8. Bad boy
  9. Roses, again
  10. Goodbye
  11. True

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