Alternative band Sir Sly released a new set of singles on February 12 ahead of their upcoming album The Rise & Fall of Loverboy. The five-track of singles tells a whirlwind story of love and its shortcomings.
As described by frontman Landon Jacobs, the upcoming album speaks to “falling in love with someone new, and the magic that brought into (his) world.” He continues, “It’s also about slowly eating away at that magic through drinking and self-medicating, and my journey into early sobriety and reckoning with my past.”
Sir Sly put out two new singles ("Thx" and "Loverboy") and three previously released songs ("Little Deaths," "Citizen" and "Material Boy"), all of which will appear on their next album.
In "Loverboy", the trio plays around with a dreamy hook and melody, endearing lyrics, and a strong driving beat. The single is paired with a surrealistic music video filmed at Salvation Mountain in in Slab City, which matches its energy perfectly.
"Thx" highlights the vulnerable simplicity of being "sorry" for "trying to control things out of (one's) control." The moving track explores the difficulties of love and sobriety, ending with a powerful lyric: "thank you for loving me."
Listen to Sir Sly's new singles and watch the "Loverboy" music video below. Let us know what you think.