Coming off of their 2014 record Stop Look and Listen, the Connecticut group Lines West lost their rhythm section. As far as things a band could lose, that’s a pretty big one, and this issue no doubt stymied some momentum. Not ones to let adverse circumstances trump their musical passions, Lines West kept onward with their goals, resulting in the soon-to-be-released Two of a Perfect Pair LP.
On this new outing, Lines West continue refining their brand of pop/rock, which is flecked with country and Americana influences throughout. Below you can watch the lyric video to “Perfect Pair” and get a taste of what’s to come from this rising group.
Lines West tell PopMatters, “’Perfect Pair’ was written as a heartfelt ode to unrequited love and how two seemingly copacetic people can be so different in their outlook. It also works as a riff on the concept of Lines West as a songwriting pair with different lyrical perspectives who ultimately complement each other quite well. The song is the ideal bridge between our debut album and the new one as it was written during those prolific sessions last year. The lyric ‘two of a perfect pair’ taken from the song eventually became the new album’s title.”
Two of a Perfect Pair is out on 9 June via Nunya records.
Last summer, PopMatters premiered Lines West’s tune “Lover”, from Stop Look and Listen. Hear that album in full below: