Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lou Webb - Frenemies



Emotion is what I peddle. I spend hours involved in thinking about it, feeling it, expressing it. Helping others to feel seems to be where I gravitate. So when you have someone that has taken a very raw part of themselves and exposed it for the world to see, I tend to come running like wildfire. Enter Lou Webb. Lou is a British bloke that snatched up a guitar and threw some thoughts and feelings into a song and put it out on the internet to live and breathe and find it's way to me. I'm not even sure if he's a singer in a proper nature or just a dude that needed to get some stuff out into the universe. Regardless, I'm damn glad he did because between his voice and the emotion he's bleeding all over this track; I am a very happy critic. His voice is raw and it's full of feeling. He's experienced some life and has made that the basis of how he expresses his thoughts and feelings. It's gritty and it's roughed up by life a bit and it's good. It's honest and it has no pretense to it.

"Frenemies" is a song that talks about something that comes into our lives more often than we care to potentially acknowledge. People that, for better or worse, are still in our gravity even though they tend to do nothing but bring pain and misery to some level to our lives but we just don't cut them out like the growing and spreading cancer they are. Maybe it's because I've been doing a lot of soul searching lately or maybe it's because I'm just getting older and tired of people's stream of bullshit; but removing these people from my life has never been easier. Either you bring something to the table that's mutually beneficial or you walk away. If we all approached our relationships like that, I think things would be much smoother and much less stressful on the daily.

So Lou is this bloke that sung a song and put it on Soundcloud. He's actually got 2 up there and they're both brilliant. I'm gonna find out if he's more than just singing because he can and find out if there is more music out there. I feel like I need more of what he's able to express in my life and I feel, gentle readers, you all need some of him in you as well. Stay tuned and I'll be back with more.