After listening to the sound of Roses with its heavy-going message, Lost in the Dark by Shout London is a breath of fresh air. This will probably be the most successful song because it is happier and more upbeat. However, this post will look at who Shout London is and why you need to add this song to your Spotify “happy” playlist.
Who is Shout London?
As with this artist’s other personas, BADISUN and PHELIXX LAKE, I will let the artist introduce himself from the comfort of his Spotify profile.
Shout London brings a melodic sense of calm to a tumultuous world and gives a voice to the most intimate thoughts that are scarcely shared outside of anyone’s own company.
While the genre is mostly inconsequential in the songwriting process, Shout London’s sound is best described as an alt-pop-rock amalgam; whichever sonic form Shout London’s hits take, fervid heart-in-throat emotion is always at the crux of the creativity. As is the independent artist’s inclination to give his bitter-sweet hits an arresting progressive nature that amplifies emotion in line with sonic momentum.
Shout London is the project of singer-songwriter TJ Whiting, now residing in Cambridge, UK. He’s brought the Floridian sun with him to pour into his sound, which alchemically transfuses atmosphere with emotion. The debut single from this project hit the airwaves in 2013 in the form of a self-titled EP. Followed by the 2013 debut album, Rememories, the deluxe album, Rewrite the Past, in 2014 and a string of successful singles.
With a backing band, TJ Whiting has played at the 2013 Van’s Warped Tour and the 2013 Bryan Stars Tour and opened for the Goo Goo Dolls and Young the Giant at SunFest in 2014. Other notable names that the singer, songwriter, producer, and international collaborator has shared stages with include Go Radio, Melanie Martinez, Echosmith, JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights), and Brook Betts (Mayday Parade).Shout London – Spotify – 2022
You will also find other songs from the same artist on my site. These reviews include the BADISUN song, Roses and Infrared, from the PHELIXX LAKE persona. These different personas mark different musical conquests for this artist, and you can find both of these songs reviewed on Krannaken.com.
Shout London – Lost in the Dark
Shout London offers a unique sound that is both happy and imaginative.
I always discuss the importance of having a “happy” Spotify playlist. Happy or upbeat music is known to lift moods and bring moments of joy to stressful and problematic situations. Therefore, if you are feeling low, all you need to do to boost your mood is to listen to the right music. Lost in the Dark by Shout London is one of those tracks that brightens your mood and even brings happiness into your life.
What Do I Like About Lost in the Dark?
I like the imagery that is used in Lost in the Dark. From the outset, there is the sound effect with the roller coaster, but then it leaves the sound effects and is all performable outside the box. I’m not saying this song is the only out-of-the-box performable song I have heard from him, but one can easily imagine being there in concert. As a live performance, Shout London would be something that you wouldn’t want to miss.
As a massive fan of Roxette, I can see Joyride in Lost in the Dark. This is because of the sound effects in the intro and the outro. They both use a fairground scene and are both “happy” songs.
Who Are Shout London’s Soundalike Artists?
Shout London also reminds me of other 1990s alternative rock acts apart from Roxette. These could include acts like The Verve, Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins or Pearl Jam.
Lost in the Dark has a lot of potential to be an outstanding success. I believe this could be a breakthrough song for the artist. I know he has leanings towards trap and metalcore. However, if he wants to be more popular and reach more people, songs like Lost in the Dark, are his ticket to doing just that.