There’s nothing better than a feel good song. Or at least, not many things are. Dany Laj and The Looks’ new single “Left Right to One” is one of those, and as soon as it landed in my inbox, it made the jump to my playlists. Because after the never dying winter we just went through, we need a bit of fun in our ears.
Dany Laj (stands for Lajeunesse) was born in Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec, and grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, a rural gold-mining camp some six hours north of Toronto. He eventually found his way to Montreal, by way of Sudbury, North Bay, Toronto, and everywhere in between. His music stands proudly at the crossroads between pop, rock and punk, and reflects on the life of an indie musician on the long Canadian roads, finding love along the way amidst the broken down vans and shady gigs.
“Left Right to One” sounds at times like an unpolished take on bands like Cheap Trick, with its quirky chorus and fun harmonies. It’s a kind of power pop/punk hybrid that’ll stick in your head for a while. Laj describes it as “Peanut butter and banana hotdogs sparkled with cinammon” which, honestly, doesn’t sound that appealing, but it’s definitely unique.
The band is hitting the road now and will stop by Montreal tomorrow April 27th 2018 at Barfly. The show will also act as a launch party for the single. Opening the evening will be Les Envahisseurs and Waveyard, two Montreal bands that should make a great complement to the main event. The event starts at 9PM, is 18+ and tickets at the door are 10$.