Anonymous asked: how different will loner chic be from the music you make under cc
It is different but also a somewhat logical extension of the direction in which my “solo” music was going. Brian, the drummer in Loner Chic, played drums on Could Be Bitter Forever and played in my live full band for my solo stuff. Matt and Pete play guitar and bass respectively, so our lineup is pretty similar in structure to the group I’ve been playing with for the past year or so.
Sonically, we sound kind of like the more ‘pop’ moments from Could Be Bitter Forever, but the lyrics I think are stronger, less mean-spirited, more ironically detached sometimes but still personal in a sense. I wrote all the songs for the last album when I was sixteen and two years does a lot to a person. We’re vaguely a pop-punk band but I like to think we sound like the Lemonheads. There’s a waltz song about dating a mediocre musician, a song about smoking in your bedroom, a song about seeing Teen Suicide at a pizza place, a song about my best friend in Maine. It’s all over the place and it’s fun on one level but I think it captures the depth of the human emotional experience in a way that my past stuff didn’t. You need the happier, carefree side to understand the painful stuff and I think the Loner Chic record is going to capture both.
My solo stuff is going to be closer to “truly” solo from now on.