London alt-rockers Curse of Lono share new single ‘Think I’m Alright Now’, the quietly hopeful single from their upcoming third studio album, People In Cars.
Following on from the record’s first single ‘Let Your Love Rain Down On Me’, the worldly songwriter is sharing sophomore track ‘Think I’m Alright Now’, a moment of restrained hope amongst a sea of recent challenges: the pandemic, loss of his father after a long illness, the sudden death of an ex-partner.
When you’ve lost your band, your dad, your uncle and your ex-partner in the space of one horrific year, it’s understandable that you’d turn back to hard drugs. For Curse Of Lono’s Felix Bechtolsheimer, thankfully, the relapse was merely thematic.
Listen to ‘Think I’m Alright Now’ by Curse of Lono on the Official F1 Tracks Playlist on Spotify.
It’s been twenty years since he flew back to London from a government funded experiment into opioid addiction in a German psychiatric hospital, wearing five years of heroin dependency in vomit down his shirt, it took half an hour to find a vein for one last hit and then it was off to Florida to spend a year with his alcoholic uncle, getting clean.
He hasn’t touched the stuff ever since but even now, in his darkest moments, it seeps into his words. It’s those memories and the distance that Bechtolsheimer has forged between them that have shaped Curse of Lono’s third studio album, People In Cars.
— Curse of Lono (@curseoflonoband) September 24, 2021
Having established a rapidly growing fanbase and widespread support across the press landscape (MOJO, UNCUT, Shindig!, Paste, Under The Radar), as well as BBC 6 Music spins courtesy of Lauren Laverne and Huey Morgan, Curse of Lono’s ascent continues to impress.
With numerous festival appearances and support tours in the UK, Europe and the US behind them, the band are readying themselves for a return to the road later this year to coincide with the album’s release.