Premiere: Suzy & The Lifeguard’s “Loolluby” Is an Entrancing, Emotional Escape

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A haunting, mystic adventure, Suzy & The Lifeguard’s “Loolluby” is a dark, vibey expression of love and self-discovery that puts the heart first, helping us feel a little less lonely during these tough times.
Stream: “Loolluby” – Suzy & The Lifeguard




Letting go of what is real doesn’t fix the way I feel.

Hypnotic and entrancing, Suzy & The Lifeguard’s new single is a welcome escape into ourselves: It encourages self-reflection, wondering and wandering. It allows us to let our minds drift away from the present, and while it asks us to be vulnerable, it’s not suggesting we be vulnerable for someone else’s sake – rather, it encourages us to be open and honest with ourselves, to wear our feelings on our sleeve so-to-speak, and to trust in what we feel deep down and go with our gut in difficult situations. A haunting, mystic adventure, Suzy & The Lifeguard’s “Loolluby” is a dark, vibey expression of love and self-discovery that puts the heart first, helping us feel a little less lonely during these tough times.

Loolluby - Suzy & The Lifeguard

Loolluby – Suzy & The Lifeguard

Floating up, Coming down
As you drift off further now
So I keep digging underneath
You’re there deep down
You have to be
Or was I just imagining?
You seem so far away
But if I close my eyes
You’re right here with me tonight
On the other side (2x)

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Loolluby,” Suzy & the Lifeguard’s third song release of 2020 and the latest single taken off her upcoming EP, ANIMA (out May 1, 2020). The artist project for Los Angeles’ Suzy Paradise, Suzy & The Lifeguard has been described as a “psychedelic sci-fi dreamworld”; it’s trippy lounge pop waiting to immerse listeners in a distant place and another time.

A warm mix of nostalgic guitars and ’60s-inspired psychedelic pop effects and melodies, ANIMA – produced by Grammy award-winning recording and mix engineer, Phil Joly (Patti Smith, Lana Del Rey, Daft Punk) – highlights Paradise’s exquisite voice, as well as her artistic vision. The artist’s first offering since 2015’s self-titled EP finds Suzy & The Lifeguard returning with a darker mystique than was perhaps heard in songs like “The Way Back” and the Frank Ocean cover “Thinkin’ Bout You”; and it is within this curious rush of darker elements – so far delivered through the pulsing lead single “Now,” the slower and brooding “Take It Slow,” and now the haunting “Loolluby” – that Suzy Paradise shines.

Suzy & The Lifeguard © Casey Curry

Suzy & The Lifeguard © Casey Curry



“I wanted ‘Loolluby’ to be a bit of a head trip; kind of like floating off into space…” the artist tells Atwood Magazine. “It’s about questioning reality, while at the same time, trusting your experience and unconditionally loving someone despite things not turning out as expected.”

“It’s eerie to me how we planned for this release months and months ago, having zero idea of current situation we find ourselves in today,” Suzy & The Lifeguard shared upon the song’s release via social media. “… And yet, this song is increasingly relevant during these times of self-isolation and uncertainty by forcing us to look inward: Shining a spotlight on mental health. Out of the new EP, LOOLLUBY is the most personal track; it means so much to me.”

Letting go of what is real
Doesn’t fix the way I feel
So I keep digging underneath
You’re there deep down
You have to be
Or was I just imagining?
You seem so far away



With its lead effected guitar and Paradise’s wash of ooh la la la vocal harmonies, “Loolluby” inundates listeners in a somber headspace. It’s not sad in the typical sense, but muted; a state of quiet contemplation and soul-searching. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, we are all doing a lot more introspection, soul-searching, and self-reflection these days. “Loolluby” invites us to get into that mood; to explore who we are and where we are in life, and to take a bit of a journey into how we go there.

With its moody repetitions and intoxicating timbres, Suzy & The Lifeguard’s new single is sure to help all those who need it, offering an escape, a refuge, and a mesmerizing adventure together at once.

Stream the new single exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and stay tuned for the artist’s new EP ANIMA, out May 1!

Tell me the difference
What does it matter?
If loves the one thing
That we’re all after
Wasn’t it different?
Didn’t it matter?
Promise you’ll meet me tonight…
On the other side
Tonight
On the other…

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