Track Review: Here We Go // Lethia’s Natorium
Hailing from the UK, the unique Lethia’s Natorium is a musical collective where the line-up sometimes changes but the sound is forever evolving. Spearheaded by singer-songwriter Pena Hughes-John, Lethia’s Natorium takes inspiration from bands like Blondie, No Doubt, Siouxsie and The Banshees, and The Smiths to create their intriguing sound. Described as passionate, versatile, spirited and surprising, Pena has featured on notable blogs like Edgar Allan Poets, The Punk Head, The Other Side Reviews, Sinusoidal Music, and many more. The latest addition to the well-received discography is ‘Here We Go’.
Hot on the heels of her single ‘Inner Child’, the guitar-driven track ‘Here We Go’ sends souls soaring in a blast of kaleidoscopic sound. Opening with a simplistic vocal execution layered atop a soft guitar, one could assume the song would be heavy but also soothing – wrong idea. While Pena’s melodic vocals enchant the listener, ‘Here We Go’ is about a sense of freedom and abandon when you stick your arms out and just enjoy the ride. Pena explains that ‘Here We Go’ aims to convey the thrill and excitement of going on various rides at a theme park. With its powerful guitar rising and dipping in line with the pounding drums, it definitely feels like you are riding a sonic rollercoaster.
Influenced by Siouxsie and The Banshees’ cover of ‘Helter Skelter’, ‘Here We Go’ has a high-paced style and insatiably crazy mood. Yet, while there is madness in the frenzied vibe from the beginning, Pena and her crew showcase their sophisticated creativity with a definite, almost abrupt ending to the track. It marks the end of the sonic rollercoaster but even if you can’t hope on the ride again, it leaves a smile on your face and tune in your head for hours to come.