Laveda – If Only (You Said No)

Achingly melancholic ‘If Only (You Said No)’ mixes indie to luscious dream-pop with added Beatles-like use of strings for good measure.

If that sounds like quality, well, that’s because it is. The vocals alone, mired in a panoply of ethereal guitars and synths, are enough for you to feel the pang of despair and regret. But it’s the overall effect that gels into something cohesive and greater than the sum of its parts.

If only you said no? Say yes.

Terri Lee