Writing from a new-found place of conviction, Lydia crafted 10 songs that are stark in their honesty, self-examination, and openness. Without ditching the ribald, spit-in-your-eye attitude of her previous recordings, Loveless travels into some parallel-universe, roots-born Exile In Guyville territory. These are songs that find her asserting stylistic choices, while baring themes of insatiable desire, unrequited emotion, and mistake-making on life’s crooked, fucked up path.
Recorded at Sonic Lounge in her hometown Columbus, OH, Somewhere Else is more elemental than any of Loveless’ previous material; it’s about longing for the other – whether that’s something emotional, physical, or mental.
Love this woman. Love her. Is “Stevie Nicks singing lead on ‘Born to Run'” overstating it? Probably, but too bad. – SPIN
Sounds Like: Loretta Lynn and Patti Smith slamming shots at a Midwestern dive bar while cowboys and punks brawl out back. – Rolling Stone, 10 New Artists You Need to Know: January 2014
Plenty of songs here stand alone, invoking no one but Loveless; see the hot, boozy “Wine Lips” and the snarling “Head,” which turns a slang term for oral sex into a potent song about a heart’s hunger. – NPR Music, First Listen