Lachlan – Relay
(Released April 9th 2021)
Equally at home on the claustrophobic stages of dive bars such as Sneaky Pete’s as he is on festival stages entertaining 1000s, 21-year old Lachlan Will has become a permanent fixture of Edinburgh’s music scene. Having first cut his teeth in well received indie bands such as The Cliftons, Lost in Vancouver and more recently, Vandal Palace, and selling out headline shows at well-respected Edinburgh venues like as The Mash House, the singer-songwriter has now struck solo.
This decision was followed by his debut release ‘Too Bad’ which was playlisted by Alexrainbird Music, while second release ‘LAX’ went on to be included in Spotify’s ‘Hot New Bands’, ‘Fresh Finds’ and ‘Fresh Finds: Indie”. Not bad going for tracks written and recorded in a bedroom studio.
Lachlan’s latest single, ‘Relay’ is three minutes of rich guitar tones and punchy percussion that serve to backbone his idiosyncratic vocal delivery. “Relay is a tale of a relationship soured.” Will explains “The imagery of being rushed to the next person just as quick as being settled with the prior person.
The seemingly endless inner battle with your emotions and the events that have transpired, for better or worse. It’s a modern-day tale of heartbreak and anguish.”
It’s a sentiment most of us will be familiar with. And in that, there’s a resonance certainly, but there’s also reassurance, that regardless of how bad things might feel, there’s someone out there who can sympathise.