REVIEW: ‘Imperfect’ EP – Lostchild

Lostchild returns with a bumper EP, “Imperfect”

Lostchild – the pop name of Joe Copplestone – is back for 2020 with his brand new EP, “Imperfect”. The follow up to 2019’s “Like Like“, the bumper EP is loaded with five new songs and two mixes of the title and lead track. The EP kicks off with the superb 80’s-esque title song, with awesome drum programming. The song swims and bathes in Summer ecstasy but has deeply personal lyrics and a story to be told underneath. “Jokes” beings very innocently and creates more Summer vibes until…

…the song’s chorus explodes into a retro-rock euphoria. “Jokes” sees Lostchild team up with US artist Mickey Taylor, whose recent album, “Surrender”, broke the UK album chart. “Barely Alive” takes the pace down to a slow and sensual beat as Lostchild considers how suffocated he feels “at 25 and barely alive”. More gorgeous retro guitars lace this sublime song giving it a cool Summer feel. “Soothe 20” follows suit and showcases Lostchild’s maturity and dexterity as a songwriter and a performer. “Love Finds A Way” is the fifth and last new song but from the very first few seconds as it builds up you can tell this is going to be a joyous deity from beginning to end.

Back to the pop-dance beats of the title track, “Love Finds A Way” could so easily be the standout track of this EP (well for this reviewer it is!) If you really want something to break and shake to this year, “Love Finds A Way” will deliver this and more so in bucket loads. Outstanding! The EP closes with an acoustic version of “Imperfect” and a mix from UK producer Ghalali, all of which combine to produce one amazing collection of new music and quite possibly Lostchild’s best music to date. Let it be heard loud and proud, this album deserves to reach a wide audience and really put Lostchild on the pop map for all time.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!