If LINES's "Lockdown" was shittier the chorus would not sound like this. In its unexpectedness, the beat-change reminds me of Rita Ora's "Anywhere" — when it hits, you need to rethink the way you dance. What might've been a song that just did one thing does much more.
LINES are a four-piece band based in Stockholm and signed to 300. "There are no rules when we write music," says Erik Althoff. "Some tracks are written in the studio together and others come from a beat, a vocal phrase or simply combining different ideas or unfinished songs that fit well together. 'Lockdown is the latter.'' A sketch he'd begun on acoustic guitar morphed with a song by bandmate Fred, and, as the boys tell it, "Well, there it is."
And it's incredible.