After discovering the multitalented artist Hallam London through many of his singles, I couldn’t wait for his new album Be Yourself in 11 Lessons to be released… here it is, so here is my review.
BE YOURSELF IN 11 EASY LESSONS – HALLAM LONDON
In a city where everything moves all the time, Hallam London tries to find himself, to understand and tame himself. Starting off by walking towards space on the first track, Walking to Alpha Centauri, the songwriter based in Germany adds some science-fiction elements to his post-punk sound. It works. Questions about gender and self, Identity brings something brave and gritty to its riffs. Guitars and basses are highlighting Hallam London’s tender and passionate voice. Be Yourself in 11 Easy Lessons invites everybody, in eleven songs, to lose themselves in a sometimes too effervescent urban landscape. On End Times Boulevard and Hey Changeling are catchy hymns, End of Days and Empty Streets are oddly soothing despite the anxiety rising in them…
Every track is a new lesson with every new play, adding new layers to this introspective search going into space. Written with Ian Badcoe and produced by Dave Sanderson, this album hits close to the heart. In one word, it’s a complete success.