While they indeed weren’t a one-hit-wonder, there’s one track that people will always think of first when they think of Lasgo: “Something.” In 2001, the track saw quick success, reaching number five in the Belgian charts and number four in the UK Singles Chart. It was later released on the band’s debut album Some Things charted across Belgium, Finland, Germany, the UK, and the US.
Speaking in an interview with the YouTube channel Muzikxpress, Peter Luts clarified how much this song changed the band’s trajectory. “At that time,” says Luts, “everything was MIDI–there were no audio plugins. In 2001 it was not like that.”
The song was viral, but more than that, it was the beginning of a career for these young musicians. It was their breakout track, and in that regard, it changed their lives.
There are notable changes between the 2013 and 2008 versions of the song. For the re-release, the tempo was increased, and a bridge was added to the music, allowing Jones to incorporate his style into the track. Interestingly, one of the least notable changes is in the main vocals. Aside from the increased tempo, Van Dael’s vocals are almost indistinguishable from Goffin’s, showing an absolute loyalty to her original–and iconic–performance.
In the twenty years since “Something” was first released, Lasgo’s line-up has changed, and the band members have each established themselves within the industry. Nonetheless, their early work remains their most popular.