LOVELAWS LOVELEAKS/CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL, OUT 18 MAY
Warpaint member strikes out alone.
It’s impossible to fault Theresa Wayman’s commitment to creating a mood of anaesthetised alienation on her solo debut under the name TT: Lovelaws unravels from a place of muted misery, where drowsy beats and abstracted vocals coalesce. Yet the span between dreary and dreamy isn’t always that wide and Lovelaws can fall into the washed-out goth-pop gap between the two. There are moments that brilliantly showcase her way with an atmosphere – the clotted exotica of Safe, the bedroom-eyes smoulder of Tutorial, the industrial clank of The Dream – but Lovelaws feels like an act of introspection that’s gone too far, one that might have benefitted from a breath of fresh air, a trip outside its head. Listen To: Tutorial | The Dream