Forever for Now

Forever for Now



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If Forever for Now, the first album by modern singer/songwriter LP, sounds a bit too assured for a debut, there's a reason for that: like many overnight sensations, LP has paid her share of dues. Some of those dues came in quite prominent places, particularly Rihanna's 2011 single "Cheers (Drink to That)," which LP co-wrote, but she had been writing and recording independently for nearly a decade prior, a long history that can be felt in the craft of Forever for Now but never once heard among its 12 songs. Far from sounding like the fussy work of a professional songwriter, there's a sharp, stylish gleam to the very sound of Forever for Now, a combination of LP's savvy pop sensibility and the cool commercial instincts of Rob Cavallo, a producer best known for his work with Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls, and My Chemical Romance. Cavallo is a good fit for LP, for he accentuates and accessorizes the contours of her songs without diluting the eccentricities. He gives her plenty of space to roam, allowing her to soar as high as a skyscraper on "Tokyo Sunrise" and "Salvation," but also knows when to keep things intimate, as on the haunting coda of the title track. What distinguishes LP is when she ties these two extremes together with dramatic flair, as she does in the showpiece "Into the Wild," a song that starts hushed but soon explodes. When she's in full flight on "Into the Wild," LP can vocally resemble Neko Case, a comparison that is somewhat misleading; LP may share a taste for melodrama and powerful lungs like Case, but she's not an Americana artist, no matter how heavily she adheres to the tradition of auteur singer/songwriters. What makes LP and Forever for Now compelling is how she brings that distinctive individual stamp into commercial pop; she's part of a tradition but beholden to her times, not the past. As such, she draws upon anyone from Case and Rihanna to Lady Gaga and Patti Smith, turning Forever for Now into a bracing, distinctive debut that's also a statement of purpose.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2014
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624938231
catalogNumber: 542261
Rank: 170217

Album Credits

Performance Credits

LP   Primary Artist,Ukulele
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Luis Conte   Percussion
Dane Little   Cello
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Gary Novak   Percussion,Drums
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Rob Cavallo   Guitar
Mike Elizondo   Bass
Chris Chaney   Bass,Drums
Caroline Campbell   Violin
Oliver Charles   Percussion,Drums
Justyn Pilbrow   Bass,Guitar
Kid Harpoon   Ukulele
Yogi Lonich   Guitar
Isabella Summers   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Cello

Technical Credits

David Campbell   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Doug McKean   Programming,Engineer
Mauro Rubbi   Drum Technician
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Rob Cavallo   Producer,Additional Production
Lars Fox   Pro-Tools
Dave Bassett   Composer
Mike Fasano   Drum Technician
Josh Alexander   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Carl Ryden   Composer
Tim Pagnotta   Producer
Claude Kelly   Composer,Vocal Producer
Wesley Seidman   Engineer
Justyn Pilbrow   Composer,Producer
Nate Campany   Composer
Isabella Summers   Composer,Producer
Dan Chase   Programming,Engineer
Marc Nelkin   Composer
Chris Mullings   Engineer
PJ Bianco   Composer,Programming,Producer
David Bassett   Additional Production
Oliver Langford   String Arrangements
Tom Hull   Composer
Jerry Johnson   Drum Technician
LP   Composer
Mike Del Rio   Composer,Programming,Producer
Allen Casillas   Engineer

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