21 Again

Von Louis

 

Von Louis is the indie-rock musical child of Evan Lecker and Kyle Vonderau, who are two seasoned musicians that formed Von Louis in 2019 following Vonderau’s invitation to Lecker, to write lyrics and vocals for a developing track he was working on. Before this, the two had been long-time friends and played numerous times together at shared concert bills.

Both Lecker and Vonderau are self-taught musicians who grew up in the Houston, Texas area. Primarily, musicians, both artists discovered their love and talent for music through guitar playing in their younger years, later broadening their skill sets to singing and producing.

Both artists played across various bands in high school and college, and furthered their musical endeavours within various projects, until the creation of Von Louis. After their initial collaboration, a joint creative spark was ignited and the two began to create remotely, using voice memo’s, looped arrangements and ProTools to cultivate their sessions.

In late 2019, the duo gathered some of their favourite musicians together for a recording session of their remotely written songs. Now we are seeing the slow release of these tracks, which were a year in the making.

“21 Again” is the debut single from Von Louis, it is a dreamy pop song with an indie-rock vibe, a great first introduction to this duo’s distinct and varied style.

 

This song has all the best elements of a great indie-rock song; reverbed vocals, emphasised drumming, epic guitar riffs, captivating melody, and an exceptional rock star voice, all contributing to an all-round, excellent track.

The song opens with a dreamy, expressive soundscape of mid-tempo drums and electric guitar, creating a hypnotic atmosphere, slightly reminiscent of 90s’ rock-pop, with a distinct Von Louis modern-day style, uniquely their own.

Lecker captivates listeners with his rocky, raspy vocals, imparting descriptive, poetic lyrics such as; “and anyone who told ya, if you wish hard enough, it will all pass by, like a summer storm, right before your eyes”.

Listeners will be enthralled and bewitched by this duo’s emotive lyrics, touching vocals and passionate delivery. The hauntingly beautiful melody will stay with you long after you heard it, tempting you to return for more.

This band’s inspiration stems from a good cigar and vintage gear, as much as it does classic rock albums. Ingesting influences of an excessive spectrum from Avant-garde to classic pop, their extensive musical knowledge and experience shine through their intricate compositions, and they can easily be named as the most noteworthy band of 2020.

If you enjoy music from artists such as The War on Drugs and Spoon, then Von Louis will fit perfectly on your playlist. Keep an eye out for their upcoming releases here:

 

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