While the Spanish rock band, Love of Lesbian has been around for quite a while now, they are surely making a name for themselves with their new album, V.E.H.N. The album’s initials come out to mean, Viaje Epico Hacia La Nada, which translates to Epic Journey Into Nowhere. I last spoke about the band with the release of their 2016 release of El Poeta Halley (The Poet Halley).
With five years under their belt, the band’s sound is set. Viaje Epico Hacia La Nada comes at a time when music has been everyone’s safe space. There is a hint of maturity that has come in the past five years that brings Love of Lesbian to a new state. They no longer have anything to prove to anyone, so they can embrace a sound that has made them a key role in the indie music scene of Spain.
Instead of trying to reinvent themselves, they provide fans with a very comforting familiarity with the album. There are twelve tracks that help take the listener on this “epic journey” which starts with an emotional and dark song dedicated to a deceased friend. Don’t think this song is a downer. It’s is a great start to a rock album that teeters on the edge of pop.
There is a lot of depth in the vocals and the strength of the music but the winner is the song, “Eterna revolución” (Eternal revolution). The use of synthesizers gives the song a real eighties vibe that has been bopping in my seat. This is the kind of song that makes you want to sing. I do wish there were more songs like this on the album.
Making an appearance on the album is Enrique Bunbury, who is featured in the song “El Sur” (The South). Also, we get to hear the Spanish band, Columpio Asesino with the song, “Catalunya Bondage” (Catalonia Bondage). Because of this song, I am down on learning about Columpio Asesino. This is why duets can be so wonderful. Yeah for new music.
Love of Lesbian’s V.E.H.N. was a pretty good journey. Maybe not epic but still enjoyable. I’ll always take new music from this band.