First Listen: LTQ chills out with "Snowfall"

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    (April 25, 2022) Teetering on toxic, mired in madness and dipped in dysfunction: the possibility of finding oneself in a less than ideal “relationship” can happen to anyone, and the simple choice that speaks to your head ("get out") doesn't always resonate with what's felt in your heart ("hold on"). That inner turmoil is what's so adeptly rendered by a Maryland-based quartet known as LTQ ("Louder Than Quiet") in their latest single, "Snowfall."

    (April 25, 2022) Teetering on toxic, mired in madness and dipped in dysfunction: the possibility of finding oneself in a less than ideal “relationship” can happen to anyone, and the simple choice that speaks to your head ("get out") doesn't always resonate with what's felt in your heart ("hold on"). That inner turmoil is what's so adeptly rendered by a Maryland-based quartet known as LTQ ("Louder Than Quiet") in their latest single, "Snowfall."

    On this contemplative and rueful soliloquy framed with guitar licks and keys, the band (Grym, Arejay, Dan, Hallucininja and Alireza) conveys the conflict of struggling to heal the hurt with the one who caused it, and wondering if there will ever be a chance to bask in the warmth of love ever again: "I know you got drama, that comes from your mama/But I'm still here for you though I wasn't there...it is what it is." Comparing the cold spaces of their quarrels to the beginning of a winter storm sets LTQ apart and demonstrates why their following had blossomed from Washington D.C. and beyond, earning them opening act slots across the East with Tyler the Creator, Erykah Badu and Anderson Paak, to name a few. 

    Combining their regions artistic influences of Go-Go, Punk, Death Metal and R&B into a polished style, LTQ's "Snowfall" is an intriguing listen. You can't help but yearn for a resolution, but the impasse that their stormy union creates images and emotions that are easy to relate to...even if it doesn't seem to result in the regular version of 'chill' most lovers have in mind.

    By Melody Charles

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