Caleb Nichols - Let's Look Back - Album Out

"...leaps out of the traps and then belts along with plenty of power pop petrol in the tank to help it on its merry way. Superb."
God Is In The Tv

"...unstoppable power-pop..."

"Caleb has this fearless approach to covering such vast territory through Nichols musical direction, always able to captivate his audience."
Circuit Sweet

 "...oscillates between haunting power pop and dynamic indie rock..."


"...Let’s Look Back is nakedly human and resolute, brave and vulnerable in equal measure… a piece of solid evidence that Caleb Nichols has grown to become one of this country’s finest, most nimble songwriters both in the present and within the context of the vaunted past."
Stereo Embers

Caleb Nichols put himself on the map with Ramon, a critically acclaimed queer Beatles rock opera. Now, he’s tackling something of a more radical proposition — just 11 great songs, full stop.

It’s about the idea that you have to look back and confront stuff before you can move forward,” Nichols says. “It’s about vindication, and reintegration, and trusting yourself.

Produced by Zach RogueLet’s Look Back’s highlights are everywhere — from the unstoppable power-pop rocket that is “Demon Twink” to the luminous pop of “J’ai Vu La Lune!” to the bold and brassy “Wicked.”

I’m not the good witch/ I’m the bad one!” goes Nichols’ infectiously catchy refrain. But Let’s Look Back is most definitely a good one — one that will send fans of early 2000s indie rock, from The Shins to The Decemberists to Belle and Sebastian, to heaven.

"The singles we've released from Let's Look Back have represented a lot of things, but mostly they've been about pain. "Demon Twink" is a bit of a joke, but really it's about being hurt by someone. "Absolute Boy", as I've written about, is about child abuse. "Albatross" is about PTSD and panic, or as a friend interpreted it recently, it's about getting over this idea that you're cursed. In stark contrast to these, J'ai Vu La Lune is a bop about queer joy! I'm using an exclamation point very pointedly here, because! It's! About! Joy! And my experience of that, several years ago, literally riding my bike around on a warm autumn night, feeling the electric buzz of being in love with (almost) everything and everyone. "J'ai Vu La Lune" is about the capacity queer people have to be so very in love with the world: a joy that is so often born out of pain."
Caleb Nichols

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