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Lana Paige - Single Review: Lana Paige - Deluded

01 Dec 2022 // A review by Kev Rowland

When the mighty Seas of Conflict released their latest single, Consume, it featured the rock vocals of Lana Paige, who I have previously seen perform as frontwoman for Dogtooth Amethyst, who recently changed their name to Enclosures. I sent Lana the review, and it was only when chatting with her that I realised she had released a single earlier in the year, so of course the only thing to do is listen to it and then write a review. With lyrics and melody by her sister Shannon McIntyre, the band on this was Ron Thaler (drums, who also produced it), Dixon Nacey (guitars), Matt Soong (keyboards), and Wayne McIntyre (bass). I did not know what to expect, but I am sure this is not it.

Anyone who has seen Lana front a metal band will know she a force of nature, full of bellowing power and gruff vocals, totally at one with the groove. Here she has tamed that beast, and while the arrangement has a rock base, it is very much of a far more delicate nature than what I thought it would be, and then at the front there is Lana singing in a totally different manner to what I expected. Throughout this she has an edge which shows there is more to her voice than what we are hearing, as there is an obvious breadth which is quite different to many, demonstrating there is more in the tank. This alt rock indie number allows Lana to demonstrate a very different side to what metalheads would expect and is something I enjoyed immensely. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Lana and where she goes next, as she is able to happily reside within different musical genres, a rare talent indeed.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )

About Lana Paige

For over ten years, the musical spectrum of Lana Paige has been ever-expanding. With a refusal to be defined or boxed in by any single genre or sound, her music has been refined and distilled over time to move an audience, both physically and emotionally. As she seamlessly blends the infectious rhythms of funk and soul, the energy and composition of classic rock and pop, the brooding tension of blues with the soaring melodies and emotional weight of post-hardcore, Lana presents an experience which few others can. Her unique sound and presence bring to an audience a fluid exploration of her own personality, raw and honest and entirely her own.

Lana‘s magnetic voice carries listeners through a kaleidoscope of expressive emotion, with support from the band whose style and range extend as far as her own. What results is a musical experience that is truly unique - emotional and energetic, honest and upbeat, undefinable and utterly unignorable. With no patience for two-dimensional art, no time for dishonest performance and no boxes to hold her in, Lana Paige presents her audience with the culmination of a lifetime spent gathering influence and experience - a dizzying, genre-bending ride through the innermost workings of a musical mind.

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