Forever for Now (LP album)

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Forever for Now
LP Forever for Now.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 2, 2014 (2014-06-02)
GenrePop[1][2]
Length47:59
LabelWarner Bros. Records
ProducerRob Cavallo[3]
LP chronology
Into the Wild: Live at EastWest Studios
(2012)
Forever for Now
(2014)
Death Valley
(2016)
Singles from Forever for Now
  1. "Night Like This"
    Released: March 28, 2014
  2. "Someday"
    Released: June 3, 2014

Forever for Now is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter LP. The album was released through Warner Bros. Records in June 2014, and is her major label full-length debut.[3]

Background[edit]

LP released two independent studio albums, Heart-Shaped Scar (2001) and Suburban Sprawl & Alcohol (2004), which were commercially unsuccessful. After that, she started writing songs for other artists, most notably for Rihanna ("Cheers (Drink to That)"), Backstreet Boys, and Christina Aguilera.[1]

Following a record deal signed with Warner Bros. Records in September 2011, LP recorded a song titled "Into the Wild", which was prominently used in a Citibank TV commercial in the end of 2011. In April 2012, LP released an extended play Into the Wild: Live at EastWest Studios, and "Into the Wild" was released as a single in May 2012. LP started touring, which pushed the release of her major-label debut album back. Initially, the album was going to sound as "a bit more of an acoustic thing," however, LP and producer Rob Cavallo started adding more layers to the songs, and eventually their sound grew bigger.[3]

Promotion[edit]

The first official single to promote Forever for Now, "Night Like This", was released on March 28, 2014.[4] "Someday" was released as the second single on June 3, 2014.[5]

On June 17, 2014, LP performed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, broadcast by CBS.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[7]
American Songwriter3.5/5 stars[1]
High Voltage Magazine9.8/11[8]
Today4.5/5[2]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic rated the album four out of five stars, and wrote that "there's a sharp, stylish gleam to the very sound of Forever for Now, a combination of LP's savvy pop sensibility and the cool commercial instincts of Rob Cavallo." He added that Cavallo "accentuates and accessorizes the contours of her [LP's] songs without diluting the eccentricities. He gives her plenty of space to roam, allowing her to soar as high as a skyscraper on 'Tokyo Sunrise' and 'Salvation,' but also knows when to keep things intimate, as on the haunting coda of the title track."[7]

American Songwriter's Jim Beviglia wrote that "Forever for Now is filled with sprawling pop songs that soar to heights meant to maximize the impact of Pergolizzi's unreal voice," which he compared to a cross between Ronnie Spector and Florence Welch. However, he commented that the album's main drawback is the fact that almost every song seems to be "meticulously crafted and ready for radio airplay," as listening to the entire album "reveals a certain sameness in approach: Quiet, atmospheric opens, cloud-bursting choruses, and a few of LP's wordless banshee wails thrown in for good measure."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Heavenly Light"3:50
2."Night Like This"
4:00
3."One Last Mistake"3:35
4."Tokyo Sunrise"4:24
5."Salvation"3:49
6."Your Town"4:25
7."Free to Love"
  • Kelly
  • LP
  • Pilbrow
4:26
8."Levitator"
  • LP
  • Marc Nelkin
  • Carl Ryden
3:53
9."Someday"4:10
10."Savannah"
  • Alexander
  • LP
  • Steinberg
3:12
11."Into the Wild"
  • Bianco
  • LP
3:54
12."Forever for Now"
  • LP
  • Summers
4:10
13."Road To Ruin (Japan Bonus Track)"
  • LP
  • Summers
4:45

Videoclip[edit]

1. Tokyo Sunrise 2.

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014–16) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 73
US Billboard 200[11] 132

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Poland[12] June 2, 2014 CD Warner Music
United States[13][14][15] June 3, 2014 CD, digital download, LP Warner Bros.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Beviglia, Jim (June 3, 2014). "LP: Forever For Now". American Songwriter. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Mathews, Kevin (June 14, 2014). "Forever For Now (LP) | 4.5/5". Today. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Graff, Gary (June 3, 2014). "LP Focuses on LP With First Album in a Decade". Billboard. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Night Like This - Single by LP". iTunes (CA). Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Someday - Single by LP". iTunes (CA). Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  6. ^ "LP To Perform On Craig Ferguson". iamlp.com. June 13, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  7. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Forever For Now - LP". AllMusic. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  8. ^ Jarme, Joy (June 7, 2014). "Forever For Now by LP". High Voltage Magazine. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  9. ^ "Forever For Now - LP | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – LP – Forever for Now" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "LP Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "LP :: FOREVER FOR NOW". Warner Music Poland. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  13. ^ "Forever For Now Out Now". iamlp.com. June 3, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  14. ^ "Forever For Now Vinyl + Poster Bundle". Warner Music Group. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  15. ^ "LP - Forever For Now". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 16, 2015.