Liam Finn -- "The Struggle"
The Son of Crowded House Makes Good
Liam Finn’s “The Struggle” is a fun New Zealand rock ‘n’ roll hodgepodge with a Toadies bluesy bassline, a playful sung/shouted melody, and a foot firmly planted on the distortion pedal.
It conjures the 90s when rock confidently ruled the airwaves, and the 60s when it was cool to tell stories in songs like a Bob Dylan carnival barker. But the lo-fi, wall-of-sound style and looped synth lines make “The Struggle” distinctly now, and distinctly awesome.
The track comes off his album Fomo, out June 21. It’s his first album in four years, after ages of gigging and even performing once in Auckland with the unstoppable Eddie Vedder (seriously, somebody please stop him).
As a side note, Liam’s father Neil is a famous kiwi pop star from the bands Split Enz and Crowded House, so Finn Jr. has plenty to prove.
Listen to “The Struggle” off Fomo.