We Love Us!
When a music artist has managed to slip the word illuminati into a chorus lyric, it encourages you to consider two reasons for its use: are they appropriating it in the more general sense of the term—persons who are or who claim to be unusually enlightened, or in a way that tells you their tongue is planted firmly in their cheek? Concerning Lark’s new track, We Love Us!, my guess is that it’s a little of both.
The new single is an RnB flavoured dance-pop track that has an easily identifiable lyric—good times, good times, good times—yet its attempt at late-night through to early morning galavanting and galvanising is embedded into a lush, mid-paced musical backing that offers some alternative takes on contemporary RnB pop without necessarily rewriting the rulebook. Although Lark has had years of experience playing in bands, it’s only recently that the Australian singer-songwriter has emerged as a solo artist in her own right.
The new track follows Lark’s debut single Dalai Lama, whose RnB and Latin inspired pop colours are utilised once again on We Love Us! Co-written and produced by LA-based producer Ollie Gabriel (John Legend, Pink, Mel B, Keke Wyatt, Jennifer Lopez, and The Backstreet Boys), whose songs have been streamed over 30 million times on Spotify and include major radio hits in the US, Australia, and Europe, the new track will undoubtedly garner positive responses for Lark from radio and streaming sites.
The track is a mainstream RnB dance-pop experience whose message is unmistakable yet, as Lark suggests, also attempts to explore less recognisable terrain. As Lark says about We Love Us! ‘It’s about a road trip with the girls, but on a deeper level, it aims to inspire women to live powerfully and joyfully and abandon outdated societal narratives.’
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