Article by KevW
It was in April of this year that Sweden's The Late Call released their fourth album 'Golden', with 'Carry' being a perfect choice for a single. Essentially the solo guise of guitarist and singer Johannes Mayor, they expand to a full band for live performances. Having a prolific output (the project was only founded in 2009) can be a blessing but it can also be a curse. Some quality control can be required, but at least it means that writer's block can't be a common occurrence. Some bands grow with each release, whereas some just fade away. Everyone can name countless bands whose debut album has been their best work.
There are no problems of that sort here, as 'Carry' is a splendid indiepop song that pulls itself away from the lo-fi and twee elements so often associated with the genre, thanks to a strong, clear vocal and some playfully chiming guitar. Upbeat and catchy, it doesn't take long to get a hold of you either, which would make it perfect for radio play or as a general introduction to The Late Call as a whole. The piano adds a stately air too, and lyrically it talks of hope and helping someone overcome their demons. 'Carry' is yet another one of those songs that should be a hit but will remain the reserve of fans of this particular genre. But those fans should fall for this, hook, line and sinker.
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