Born Ruffians frontman Luke LaLonde has shared his sophomore solo album, The Perpetual Optimist.
When chatting about the album, LaLonde explains that he frequently finds himself ending up in cemeteries, finding inspiration to write lyrics and poems. “So as I sit surrounded by decaying corpses and summer skies, waiting for a muse, I’ve realized, that’s what the record is about, more or less,” LaLonde explains in a statement. “I sense we’re all bound for that eternal rest. My pen hovers above the page and I think about humanity in the 21st century, suspended on a wire in a hurricane.”
The jangly, lo-fi new record revolves around concern for the state of the planet, “providing breaths of fresh air amongst the perceived chaos,” according to a statement.
Stream The Perpetual Optimist below.
Catch LaLonde’s release show at The Drake Underground on January 9th, 2020.
Lead photo courtesy of Daniel Neuhaus.