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New LLLL: “Sincerely Yours”

Tokyo’s LLLL have gone in a lot of directions over the last few years, but a stripped down piano number is a new one. “Sincerely Yours” isn’t purely recital material — a few electronic touches whiz and glow throughout the song — but the emphasis is on piano chords, and it’s a very lovely song to sink into. Ryan Hemsworth — whose Secret Songs released “Sincerely Yours” — wrote “a reminder of the undying importance of melody, harmony and scales which all too often gets lost in sleek production and sound design,” and that his on what this song does do so well — it is every bit as expressive as the maximalist songs floating around now, but done with far less. Listen above.