LazyEye is the project of one Scott Powell from Stoke-on-Trent, a project that started earlier this year and that, so far, has managed to create some charming little indie musical numbers.
LazyEye’s latest single, I’m a Stone, is a bright, charming and peppy piece of music full of energy, life and optimism. There’re guitars that jingle jangle in the background, an appropriately crunch bass line and some great drumming, all the while Scott Powell’s voice emanates and empowers the song’s lyrics that talk about adversity and, pretty much, taking on everything that life can and will throw at you. In a sea of angst-ridden indie music, we kind of need, from time to time, to be reminded that there’re brighter things that one can listen to. And I’m a Stone is just that: a wonderful and cozy anthem, roaring with positivity and magic.
The song reminded me of Jason Schwartzman’s insanely funny poem about a rock in I ♥ Huckabees, David O. Russell’s brilliantly screwed-up comedy from 2004: Nobody sits like this rock sits. You rock, rock. The rock just sits and is. You show us how to just sit here and that’s what we need.
Now all we need is an album and all will be right in the world. In the meantime, LazyEye will support The Sunshine Underground, another great band from the U.K. and I can only hope for more songs in the future.