Honor our true self with Sleepwalker by Louise Post.
“The debut album of the vocalist of Veruca Salt It is a space in which your true self, without judging yourself and with a deep love for what was, is and will be.”
Maybe because we want to change ourselves so much, we cannot be and love our present. This is the note of Sleepwalker of Louise Post. An album in which the vocalist of Veruca Salt explores her true self, without judging herself and with a deep love for what she was, is and will be.
After having gained relevance in 1994 with “Seether” and “Volcano Girls”his songwriting and vocal partner, Nina Gordondecided to undertake another solo project in 1998. Since then, Post became a constant member of the Chicago group, until the return of the lineup original in 2013. Now he comes with this first debut production as a soloist, made by the hand of Matt Drenik.
The title comes from the fact that when she was a child, the singer used to sleepwalk and thinks it was her unconscious way of dealing with problems between her parents. “God I Know” captures the essence of the LP, accepting that imperfection, through an acoustic guitar, a piano and a rain that increases its intensity. What’s next “Killer”where he has explosive guitars that evoke the characteristic sound that always characterized his band and refers to “People Are Strange” of The Doors in the melody of the voice in the introduction.
The two introductory themes, “Queen of the Pirates” and “Guilty” are dark and dramatic, so much so that they often feel like the soundtrack for the persecutions of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). They both represent the guilt we have for all the things that happen to us, which are generally due to our desire to be independent and achieve everything we set out to do.
Little by little, it becomes more evident that the protagonists are the guitars and the drums. “Don’t Give Up” has one that looks like The Strokes to represent the desire to continue with a love that is about to end. This theme is central in “Secrets” and “Hollywood Hills”, where they narrate with pianos and acoustic guitars the distance between people in the relationship. While deep love, despite everything that has happened, is encapsulated in dreamy elements in “All These Years.”
“What About” and “All Messed Up” They are compositions that integrate pop/rock from the 2000s, in a simple narrative rhythm that fulfills the desire we have to sing about our problems to let them go. That way Louise Post close Sleepwalker with “The Way We Live”we are perfect just the way we are, we only have to discover ourselves with each step, not change ourselves.