La Louma's debut LP drops Nov 3, 2017
About the album's opening track
“The Decline Of Nations”:
I wrote “The Decline Of Nations” in 2015 while thinking about the horrors of the Syrian Civil War and refugee crisis, as well as expressing an internal wish for Ruth Bader Ginsberg to never retire. It’s taken on an amplified meaning for me now — a rallying cry to myself (and everyone else) to stay engaged and never give up!
About “Just Wanna Love You”:
SHE SHREDS said it best:
“Just Wanna Love You,” the second single to be released from the album (following the jittery punk opening track, “The Decline of Nations”), combines pop sensibilities, influences from Middle Eastern music, and Ross’ penchant for crafting melodies and countermelodies. “The main guitar part is fun to play, especially because of the natural pitch variation that comes from bending the notes a little differently every time,” she says. “Because I have no willpower when it comes to melodies, I didn’t stop myself from adding three additional countermelodies on guitar over the course of the rest of the song.”
With its core of strong hooks and a jubilant, danceable bass line, the song shows Ross’ ability to make complex pop music sound effortless, no matter how deeply she explores time signatures and rhythms throughout the track. And in the end, it all serves the overarching themes of the song, which centers around the rollercoaster of emotions that come from feeling trapped in a relationship that isn’t working anymore.