Sondre Lerche // Please

Category:  Music Reviews
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:35 AM
Sondre Lerche // Please by Alex Bieler

Sondre Lerche

Please

Mona

4 Stars

While the majority of Please was written before his 2013 divorce, Sondre Lerche’s split from his then-wife can’t help but hang over the Norwegian singer/songwriter’s seventh full-length studio album. The 32-year-old Lerche certainly has a knack for making breezy, jazz-tinged pop music that’s easy on the ears, but Please understandably adds some extra bite to his charming oeuvre. The normally affable musician takes some shots on the jaunty kick-off track “Lucifer,” with Lerche dropping lines like “When you’re with me I don’t understand why on Earth we would ever speak again” and “All I want to do is strike a match, set fire to you.” In addition to demonically-themed numbers, Lerche sprinkles in some dance-worthy rock amid his usual charming pop with the twitchy, glitchy “Bad Law.” Even with the somber themes, Lerche oozes charisma on Please, and pop fans should be thankful. 

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