:: Los Angeles Police Department :: She Came Through (Again) ::
Los Angeles Police Department, aka Ryan Pollie, released the single from his upcoming debut record just 2 days ago, but in that time it’s managed to become one of the few songs I care about now.
She Came Through (Again) is deceptively simple in its presentation. Strumming patterns are straight forward and the vocal melody immediately feels familiar and welcoming. What this track does pack is a strong feeling of intimacy, both in its instrumentation and vocal delivery. It almost feels like you’ve known Ryan all your life and he’s telling you a story here. The verses on this track are short and sweet but they fit the format of the song fantastically.
While stylistically this song follows a rather simple approach, the texture work here should definitely be noted. Acoustic guitar strums play over more subtle, underlying electric elements and the result is an overall sense of warmth. The same ear for subtlety and warmth is applicable to the moments Ryan layers his vocals. The first verse serves as a perfect example in the way the second set of vocals almost feels like a whisper over the first. There are just so many rewarding little details in this song and as they all add up it makes for an extremely enjoyable listen.
Los Angeles Police Department’s self titled record is set to be released September 5th and can be purchased from a few sites. US Tape preorders can be grabbed via Chill Mega Chill while UK/EU orders can be placed through GoldFlakeTapes. If vinyl is your thing, Forged Artifacts will be putting the record out on a 12 inch and you can preorder that here.