Love Letter To A Record: Laneous On D’Angelo’s ‘Voodoo’

Many of us can link a certain album to pivotal moments in our lives. Whether it’s the first record you bought with your own money, the chord you first learnt to play on guitar, the song that soundtracked your first kiss, the album that got you those awkward and painful pubescent years or the one that set off light bulbs in your brain and inspired you to take a big leap of faith into the unknown – music is often the catalyst for change in our lives and can even help shape who we become.

In this series, Music Feeds asks artists to reflect on their relationship with music and share with us stories about the effect music has had on their lives.

Lachlan Mitchell aka Laneous – D’Angelo’s Voodoo

Dear Voodoo,

I know we haven’t seen each other in a few days but I just want you to know how special you are to me. You changed my life for the better and taught me how sweet music can be. Before you I didn’t know such sweetness could exist. And I know that if any day I see you again, my love for you would not have lessened. I will love you forever. I could put you on at any time and still feel the same feelings as I did during honeymoon period. You are perfect from the tip to the bottom.

If I had to choose a favourite part, I have to choose the part after all the excitement has died down and you sing ‘Africa’. Gentle fingers playing out my favourite chords and melody. You say so many things that I love but when you say “we won’t see de feet” I laugh because I always imagine someone who can’t see their feet coz they are too fat. Not because they are fat but because it sounds funny. You always did know how to make me laugh.

Yours always,

Laneous xo

Catch Lachlan Mitchell aka Laneous (of funk group Kafka + Laneous & The Family Yah) make his solo debut with single ‘Modern Romance’, out October 26th alongside a run of east coast capital launch dates.

Thursday, November 8th

Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, November 9th

Lazybones Lounge, Sydney

Tickets: $20 On The Door / Dinner From 6pm

Sunday, November 11th

The Foundry, Brisbane

Tickets: Oztix

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