Through both his work being the front man of The Commotions and his solo career, Lloyd Cole established himself as one of the most articulate and acute songwriters of the post-punk era.
This summer, Cole’s latest work On Pain – his thirteenth album in solo – is released via earMUSIC. Following on from his last album, 2019's critically acclaimed Guesswork, the musical style of On Pain” consists mainly of electronic sounds. Once Lloyd Cole had formulated a sonic picture of the record he wanted to make, the arrival of each new song gradually brought that picture into focus. His distinguishable voice and sophisticated lyricism invite the listener into the mindset of someone who has reached old age and is coming to terms with this. At times, the experience of listening to On Pain is akin to sitting in a sleek, state-of-the-art departure lounge, unsure of quite where you’re waiting to go.
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