How Do You Love: You'll Regrettes Not Listening To This One
Listen to the latest L.A sensation on their sophomore album!
Don’t be fooled, The Regrettes aren’t putting out a Bo Diddley tribute album! Switch a single letter around and you could easily picture some sort of blend between the latter’s rockabilly swing and the L.A four-piece’s sassy indie rock. Though in the case of this second studio album, the question isn’t Who Do You Love? but How? To answer that question, Lydia Night (vocals, guitar), Genessa Gariano (guitar, BV), Sage Nicole (bass, BV) are the core of a teenage girl band, along with Maxx Morando’s drumming. Producing them a second time round, Mike Elizondo; do note that Julian Casablancas (The Strokes) is credited on I Dare You as a songwriter. His presence is felt elsewhere as well, on Here You Go and the eponymous How Do You Love, the closing track. Musically, this feels like a 60s pop record, blended with pop-punk-garage choruses on steroids. Coloring Book is a prime example: its Beach Boys-ish chord progression leads to a breaking point where Night channels Joan Jett – angry and self-assured, she demonstrates perfect control over her own nonchalant, teenage attitude (she’s only 18!), seldom crossing the line into apathy. Much like its creators, How Do You Love is brimming with the energy of youth – it’s catchy, endearing and fresh. © Alexis Renaudat/Qobuz