The Lovegoods Drop Brand New Album!
Harry Potter has inspired fans to create amazing things: art, fan fiction, podcasts, and so much more. One of the fandom’s greatest creations has been wizard rock, which began with the band Harry and the Potters. The release of their first album in 2002 led to the formation of countless other wrock bands, including the Lovegoods, who have just released their first, self-titled album.
The Lovegoods were founded last year by Canadian musician and Hufflepuff Elsa Jayne, who had been working on a different project and decided on a whim to write a Harry Potter song. She presented it to fellow musicians Graeme Ruck (Ravenclaw) and Graham Watson (Gryffindor), and the rest is history.
The album consists of five songs, all with a quirky vibe befitting Luna Lovegood. Some celebrate aspects of the Harry Potter universe, while others, like “Share My Toilet” or “Werewolf,” delve into a specific character. The latter is based on Remus Lupin, explains Jayne:
The song is actually about his childhood at Hogwarts. Severus Snape was a student at Hogwarts…When he was a student he was very interested in this little group of friends that Remus Lupin was in. He caught on that Remus was a werewolf. So it is all about Remus being a [w]erewolf and then Hermione — also a very quick one — thinking the same thing later on. And she was right! It is just a fun song about all of the adventures that they have at school as the lyrics outline: ‘I can see what is happening every full moon. We don’t care. We have had our share of monsters at this school.‘
“Share My Toilet” is based on Moaning Myrtle, while “Hufflepuff Anthem” is based on the Sorting Hat’s song. “Hogwarts Is My Home” is an ode to Harry Potter’s world, and “Wrackspurts” is especially appropriate given the band’s name. All in all, the Lovegoods have released an album that Luna would be proud of!