TW: Loney Dear_Sinister In A State Of Hope

Sinister In A State Of Hope was the first track I heard from Loney Dear. Opening his album Loney Noir, the track sets the tone perfectly.

Most of his work has a downplayed and subtle approach. The instrumentation usually fades in and out of the track, developing so smoothly that it never tries to fight for your attention.

The introverted nature of the album may not be for some people, but if you can get into its mindset, there’s a lot to love. For me, it’s always been the instrumentation that has made me come back to Loney Dear’s work.

Mostly lead by acoustic guitar, and backed up by a massive variety of instrumentation; it is always beautifully recorded, with a care for intricacy.

Sinister In A State Of Hope is a great example of Loney Dear’s sound. Lush textures created by a large collection of different instrumentation bubble underneath the vocals and acoustic guitar. It creates a music that, although saccharin for some people, has stuck with me for many years:


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TOTW: Loney Dear_Carrying a stone

Loney Dear’s music is truly enchanting for me. All his work manages to carry a naivety that can be both sweet and heartbreaking.

Carrying a Stone slowly develops in instrumentation as it rattles along in a lively fashion. This is contrasted with the vocal melody which manages to pepper the track with a contemplative sadness. It’s a sound that is unique to this artist and makes me come back to his work and look froward for new stuff from him in the future.

TOTW: Loney Dear_Violent

Loney Dear connects me to both wonderful and painful times in my life, There’s something about his music that can seem both innocent and full of longing at the same time. I can see that some people may find his music twee and even sickly, so I understand it may not be for everyone.

But for me it seems to talk about a void in my life I try to ignore. Which makes it powerful stuff indeed: