in brief : sondre lerche returns w/ the musical equivalent of a drawn breath.
"minor detail" is a minor detour for sondre lerche, away from classic pop and back to pop standards. lerche's been at this sort of thing a long time, since he was 18 ... which was only five years ago, but before norah jones, michael buble, jamie cullum, etc. although the cover of the album looks like the capital records studio, ca. 1955, lerche is naturally more of a songwriter than a singer, taking after the cole porters and jerome kerns of the world. it's the kind of song in which the "minor" in the title denotes the key and the piano is our hero's date, just like they used to write them.
the lead single from the forthcoming duper sessions, "minor detail" is early morning music, though it isn't wee small hours kind of music. instead, it's music for the hours many of us keep during the week, seven a.m. showers and crowded commutes. it's music to soundtrack the lamentable return to full consciousness and for the wiping away of cobwebs and other things.