Forever for Now

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If Forever for Now, the first album by modern singer/songwriter LP, sounds a bit too assured for a debut, there's a reason for that: like many overnight sensations, LP has paid her share of dues. Some of those dues came in quite prominent places, particularly Rihanna's 2011 single "Cheers (Drink to That)," which LP co-wrote, but she had been writing and recording independently for nearly a decade prior, a long history that can be felt in the craft of Forever for Now but never once heard among its 12 songs. Far from sounding like the fussy work of a professional songwriter, there's a sharp, stylish gleam to the very sound of Forever for Now, a combination of LP's...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If Forever for Now, the first album by modern singer/songwriter LP, sounds a bit too assured for a debut, there's a reason for that: like many overnight sensations, LP has paid her share of dues. Some of those dues came in quite prominent places, particularly Rihanna's 2011 single "Cheers (Drink to That)," which LP co-wrote, but she had been writing and recording independently for nearly a decade prior, a long history that can be felt in the craft of Forever for Now but never once heard among its 12 songs. Far from sounding like the fussy work of a professional songwriter, there's a sharp, stylish gleam to the very sound of Forever for Now, a combination of LP's savvy pop sensibility and the cool commercial instincts of Rob Cavallo, a producer best known for his work with Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls, and My Chemical Romance. Cavallo is a good fit for LP, for he accentuates and accessorizes the contours of her songs without diluting the eccentricities. He gives her plenty of space to roam, allowing her to soar as high as a skyscraper on "Tokyo Sunrise" and "Salvation," but also knows when to keep things intimate, as on the haunting coda of the title track. What distinguishes LP is when she ties these two extremes together with dramatic flair, as she does in the showpiece "Into the Wild," a song that starts hushed but soon explodes. When she's in full flight on "Into the Wild," LP can vocally resemble Neko Case, a comparison that is somewhat misleading; LP may share a taste for melodrama and powerful lungs like Case, but she's not an Americana artist, no matter how heavily she adheres to the tradition of auteur singer/songwriters. What makes LP and Forever for Now compelling is how she brings that distinctive individual stamp into commercial pop; she's part of a tradition but beholden to her times, not the past. As such, she draws upon anyone from Case and Rihanna to Lady Gaga and Patti Smith, turning Forever for Now into a bracing, distinctive debut that's also a statement of purpose.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2014
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624938231
  • Catalog Number: 542261
  • Sales rank: 6,342

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Heavenly Light (3:51)
  2. 2 Night Like This (4:00)
  3. 3 One Last Mistake (3:35)
  4. 4 Tokyo Sunrise (4:24)
  5. 5 Salvation (3:51)
  6. 6 Your Town (4:25)
  7. 7 Free to Love (4:27)
  8. 8 Levitator (3:55)
  9. 9 Someday (4:12)
  10. 10 Savannah (3:14)
  11. 11 Into the Wild (3:55)
  12. 12 Forever For Now (4:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
LP Primary Artist, Ukulele
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Luis Conte Percussion
Dane Little Cello
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards
Gary Novak Percussion, Drums
Tim Pierce Guitar
Rob Cavallo Guitar
Mike Elizondo Bass
Chris Chaney Bass, Drums
Caroline Campbell Violin
Oliver Charles Percussion, Drums
Justyn Pilbrow Bass, Guitar
Kid Harpoon Ukulele
Yogi Lonich Guitar
Isabella Summers Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith Cello
Technical Credits
David Campbell String Arrangements, String Conductor
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Doug McKean Programming, Engineer
Mauro Rubbi Drum Technician
Billy Steinberg Composer
Rob Cavallo Producer, Additional Production
Lars Fox Pro-Tools
Dave Bassett Composer
Mike Fasano Drum Technician
Josh Alexander Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Carl Ryden Composer
Tim Pagnotta Producer
Claude Kelly Composer, Vocal Producer
Wesley Seidman Engineer
Justyn Pilbrow Composer, Producer
Nate Campany Composer
Isabella Summers Composer, Producer
Dan Chase Programming, Engineer
Marc Nelkin Composer
Chris Mullings Engineer
PJ Bianco Composer, Programming, Producer
David Bassett Additional Production
Oliver Langford String Arrangements
Tom Hull Composer
Jerry Johnson Drum Technician
LP Composer
Mike Del Rio Composer, Programming, Producer
Allen Casillas Engineer
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  • Posted August 17, 2014

    Her voice sounds like a few different artists; It being a hybrid

    Her voice sounds like a few different artists; It being a hybrid of: Sarah Slean, Lizzie, and a Countryfied version of Sia. She has all the hooks to maneuver in today's Pop field; s
    he just needs more exposure to the music buying masses. I enjoyed -some 30 second of each track- what I heard and will definitively purchase her album.
            John Rokas

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    Posted June 17, 2014

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