Album Review: I Want the Door to Open by Lala Lala
Very Good, Based on 2 Critics
Pitchfork - 75 Based on rating 7.5/10
Lillie West wants to capture an impossible feeling in her music: being so present in the moment that time doesn't exist. On I Want the Door to Open, her third album as Lala Lala, the London-born, Chicago-based musician embraces the possibilities afforded by digital recording as a means of conjuring her own impossible utopia. On 2018's The Lamb, West recorded songs about her sobriety with a three-piece rock combo, playing many of the parts herself to prove that she could.
Lillie West's third album as Lala Lala is a reflection of the self, and all the distortions that make us who we are. I Want The Door To Open is at once introspective and existential, atmospheric and surreal--a distant destination from the guitar-driven focus of 2018's acclaimed The Lamb. The tracks combine electronic musings and moody elegance to paint a picture of West at the center of a journey of self-discovery.