After being caught up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York, Lee Ranaldo and his family were without power, running water and heating, luckily for us he still had his guitar.
With a darker tone to his previous effort, ‘Between The Times And The Tides’, Ranaldo’s new offering ‘Last Night On Earth’ oozes with the rage and despair felt by many New Yorker’s following Hurricane Sandy.
The album sees Ranaldo calling for a significant societal change and he states “A solo record works best when you feel like you’re opening a window into somebody’s life, experiencing the things they’re going through or thinking about, places they’re seeing, through their eyes. At its best, you find universality in it.”
So, for those New Yorkers out there who want to relive Hurricane Sandy in song-form, ‘Last Night On Earth’ is an album both for and about you.
‘Last Night On Earth’ is out now through Matador/Remote Control.
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