LOUD FOREST, “I Don’t Want To Go Home”
There are a lot of songs about loneliness that are written by artists from L.A., for some strange coincidental reason. The duo Loud Forest put their own spin on this, and out pops an indie rock anthem called “I Don’t Want To Go Home”. The purveyors of the well-honed, spirited rock sound of Loud Forest are married couple Bernard and Rachel Chadwick, whose inspiration seems to have a basis in 80’s pop/rock artists like The Go Go’s, Joan Jett, and X, but also feeds off of the styles and melodies of Avril Lavigne, Mumford & Sons, and Ed Sheeran. “I Don’t Want To Go Home” is full of the anger of being seemingly alone in a confusing world, but it’s channeled through a high energy, guitar-based sound with exuberant vocals, which makes the song more about finding one’s own place in the world rather than about being in deliberate isolation. This is the kind of indie alt.rock that goes over well in live performance, and with their informed messaging and tight musicianship, Loud Forest are ones to watch.