Lina Maly finally back to album length. “Never at the same time” has finally been released and reflects the turbulent past few years. Because of course Lina Maly was not idle. Since her last album "Eyes could see everything" many singles have already appeared and Lina has also shown herself on one or the other feature. For example, the singer-songwriter had with Moritz Krämer or Antje Schomaker worked together. However, since the single “Die Liebe blooms”, which was released in May, the new LP has been purposefully approached.
The whole album is under the star of this first single and the flowery theme runs through many songs. In addition, it is the first record that Lina released on her own label “Drei Tulpen Records”. The main floral theme is therefore present on every level. And the mood of the album itself also fits the chosen visual language. Lina Maly sounds like a tender plant in the morning dew, very fine, untouched and yet strong on this new album. The whole album is a great mood, a stringent vibe that is full of honesty and fragility. Again and again Lina Maly catches you, never taking you on her journey, which sounds very easy, but is accompanied by a heavy melancholy.
There is a clear process behind “Never at the same time”, which repeatedly reveals new dichotomies and tries to sharpen perception. Although Maly always addresses the really big feelings, the album is insanely simple and surprisingly quite blunt. Without much pathos, for example, she describes the feeling of insecurity that spreads when you fall in love. The back and forth between young affection and exploring new limits.
Lina Maly unites those affected by sexual violence
“How far” creates a small balancing act on a musical level between great sound and crackling silence. More than ever before, Lina works with her own voice and stages it as an integral part of the instrumentals. Sometimes it appears fragmented as part of the beat, but much clearer as a wobbling underground that brings choral accents. A special core piece is the song "Pain United". Here Lina Maly addresses the experiences of sexual violence that she and her friends share. In doing so, she again explores the boundaries between flirtation and abuse and also devotes herself to scenarios of psychological violence in the text. At the same time, as the title suggests, the song itself is intended to break the silence and bring together the experiences that so many women have every day. It's a strong title that adds a final touch of urgency to the album.