2.9.22

Surprise by Laveda










New Yorkers Laveda are expected to release their next album next year through Paper Cup Music. Surprise is the first example from it, and it comes with a very well made video directed by the band's very own Ali Genevich. The band will be going out on tour throughout September to support the new release.

Surprise, with its seemingly happier sound, appears appealing and superb on many levels.

Vocalist and guitarist Ali Genevich explains: “I got out of bed super early one morning with a melody that I heard in a dream. I immediately took to garage band on my phone and made a little loop in maybe 15-20 minutes. After I showed Jake he totally wanted to develop it more so we transferred it into logic and finished a demo.

Sonically, Surprise is the bright and happy song of the record. Lyrically it embodies a lot of my personal feelings that came after I graduated from college in the same year the pandemic hit. I couldn’t help but feel low for a while. Once I came out of my writer’s block everything I wrote either had this big sad mood or it was super nostalgic. The majority of tracking for the album was done while we stayed on a ranch in Altadena CA (which is about 30 min outside of Los Angeles). I think it was a very therapeutic process and helped us find some new meaning in a lot of the songs, it definitely did for Surprise.”

Laveda guitarist Jake Brooks comments on the song's lyrics: “The lyrics are meant to juxtapose the happy sunshine feeling throughout the song. Surprise is about dealing with loneliness and loss in this modern age. The overall happy sound represents how bright and happy we represent ourselves on social media. In reality, everyone’s depressed and are stressed over the rapidly devolving state of society.”

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Laveda
Video directed by Ali Genevich

Papercup Music