Beautifully dark and tormented. The Medicine Dolls have thrust their new track “Lost love lullabies” kicking and screaming into the world.
Reckless guitar riffs, a throbbing bassline and a pounding drumbeat starts the track off. The heady ballad creates a moody atmosphere, plummeting you into an emo abyss of despair. The repetitive chords haunt the background of the track. Here chaos is a virtue. The depressing DIY garage rock band is heavy and dark, creating an illustriously intoxicating hook to bring out the hectic instrumentation.
Piercing vocals haunt the track. The wailing tone adds a hopeless spin on the lyrics. The eerie ballad is an ode to the damaged hearts and wounded souls and this overwhelming sense of despair replicates the discomfort projected throughout the song.
As the record progresses a delicately played piano is teamed with the disjointed percussion slowing the tempo down. This simplistic piano structure adds an agonizing pause from the torture. A light sense of relief is given falsely for a moment like the false security love provides. Then this piano ensemble is thrown in with the thunderous guitar riffs, breaking this peaceful solidarity.
The continuation of these breaks combined with the questioning ‘’Is a word enough to be loved?’’ being screamed is painful to listen to. The desire for comfort and company becomes all too much ending the track in an uneasy halt. The harsh end leaves a ghostly air of woe leaving you a potent and powerful ballad. A great track to check out.