Featuring a sound reminiscent of the early eighties, Lethia’s Natorium is a timely sound that is refreshing to hear in today’s alternative rock scene.
Until a few decades ago, rock music was generally considered rebellious and decadent. Then came the punk rock movement, new wave and post-punk. But by the end of the 80s, many musicians considered punk and new wave dead.
Suddenly we started to see new music styles emerging from independent artists. And Indie rock reached the masses.
Lethia’s Natorium is a mix of indie rock and pop, and brings a smooth sound that will for sure make you enjoy the journey while listening.
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The history behind this work is a must-read, the artist explains detailing the reasons why this song is created this way and the fascinating correlation between her personal experiences and the lyrics. Here we go:
“In September 2021, having experienced the sudden end of a toxic relationship, I sat down and began writing a letter to the other party. Originally, the lyrics of the song were (what was supposed to be) a letter explaining how I felt during the relationship. There is a sense in which it could come across as a kind of ‘oh wow is this me’ kind of thing.
However, as mentioned earlier, it started with a letter. Having done a fair amount of research, I came across something that someone wrote in a forum: “Their ups are downs and the squares are always round” which best described the other party’s behaviour.
As a result of my experiences, the rest of the words flowed. On that day, I wrote two songs. First one: ‘Sorry No Longer Cuts It’ was about the relationship from my point of view.
For the song that followed (which is the follow-up release to this one), I had to ‘channel’ that person’s behaviour as the story behind that follow-up song which will be released in the very near future.”
From the technical side, it was a project developed by many great and highly talented hands, four different locations were used to record ‘Sorry No Longer Cut It’:- The bare bones of the recording
At Pena’s house, she recorded ukulele chords against a vocal guide. Then, Josh Elliott, the owner of JGE Studios in Dorset, laid down the guitars and bass against the basic drum loop provided by Pena. Peter Voronov (with whom Pena has previously worked) was sent Josh’s recording, as well as Pena’s guide vocals.
Strings and violas were added to the song by Peter, who then recruited a friend to add cellos. Once the recordings are complete, Pena returns them to The Lodge Recording Studios’ producer, Max Read. The ukulele chords are then ‘binned’ and covered by Josh’s guitar.
Karl Thompson adds his drums to the song at The Lodge Recording Studios after the rough mix is complete. By Max Read, the mix and master have been completed.