Lido Beach is debuting “The Kelli Song (Oh, Lucky Me)”, a track that frontman Scott Waldman co-wrote with Kim Shattuck, the late frontwoman for LA’s The Muffs, who tragically passed away from complications of ALS in 2019.
Waldman says “I used to manage Kim as a songwriter and producer. We wrote this song together and shortly thereafter she revealed to me that she had some form of ALS and had stopped producing and writing. She and I had the chance to write “The Kelli Song (Oh, Lucky Me)” in 2018. I spoke with the publisher then, and Kim passed. There is never the right time to release a song from the dead or by the deceased. I decided to put this track as the meat (track 2) of the upcoming Lido Beach three-song EP ‘Sweat Equity’. I’ll never play it live, but we are donating half of its proceeds towards ALS research. I hope that Kim would be happy. I miss her.”
Originally formed in 2008 by the former bassist for The City Drive (We The People/Sony Records) Scott Waldman, Lido Beach released their debut album ‘Fake Hellos, Real Goodbyes’ that same year. Armed with a set of ultra-catchy earworms, and a steady touring schedule that found them playing shows with the likes of the Cab, Black Tide and American Hi-Fi, Lido Beach quickly earned a loyal fanbase.
After releasing their “Social Climbing” EP in 2013 they disbanded, until 2017 when they reunited for a series of shows. Since then, Lido Beach has become more of a solo project for Waldman, who now lives in Los Angeles and by day runs a successful music management company, writes for a number of media outlets, and hosts a long-running podcast.
In 2018 Waldman/Lido Beach released a new single “I Fell Hard” and later, an acoustic version of the 2008 song “My Oh My” which were both well-received by fans. During the pandemic, he again got the urge to revisit and rework tracks from the band’s catalog, which resulted in the recent single, “New Scar, Same Scar,” a re-imagining of the track ‘Scar’ from ‘Fake Hellos, Real Goodbyes.’