LOVECAT‘s “Song For Eternity” is a playful, bouncy synthpop piece, a strange choice given that its subject matter is the eternally masochistic struggle to make good art. In some sense, though, this is a fair approach — the best art often sounds effortless, and couching the realities of creation in springy synths and dance-ready drums bridges that divide between appearance and what lies beneath. It’s a line LOVECAT toes pretty frequently — his subject matter often dour, its instrumental bedding often light. If “Song For Eternity” shows anything, it’s that this duality can still sound cohesive.
“‘Song For Eternity’ is about the struggles you go through when dedicating your life to creating some kind of art,” says David Haering, the brains behind LOVECAT. “There is no goal, you will never reach the end, or release the perfect piece of work. It’s all about keeping up the faith in doing things your way and keep doing what you are supposed to do.”
The Great Catsby is out September 9.