The Lawsuits were once described as a “schizophrenic mix of modern americana.” However, they don’t stop there – interweaving elements of reggae, 60’s pop flair, and 80’s anthemic refrains, woven together by highly literate lyrics. They play with an energy that’s infectious, charging through changeups and reveling in every solo, making the playing of each song look as enjoyable as it is to listen to. The songs are intricate and insightful in a way that recalls a time when music was more pure, but with a progressive and lighthearted style that is executed with apparent ease. The band consists of songwriter and lyricist Brian Dale Allen Strouse, accompanied by Vanessa Winters’ alternately dancing and soulful vocals over the tight and powerful backing of Brendan Cunningham and Josh Friedmann.
The Lawsuits – Love is Weight
The track is very cheerful, fun and easy to listen to and has some poppy-folksy elements, which make the tune so good. I really like the clash of male and female vocal parts: in a lot of tracks it is very annoying, but in “Love Is Weight” it is very smartly done.
The Lawsuits – Love is Weight Lyrics: