Cosmically and artistically, we’ve always been fascinated by this dual energy field that exists between joy and sorrow. The idea of a simple, happy song is such bullshit to me. Alex Scally, Beach House (Interview with The FADER)
Last week rejuvenated Baltimore avant garde pop duo Beach House shared the immersive and electronically layered fourth single ‘Black Car’ from their majestic new album 7, due this Friday. To a slight rhythmic lag, subtle variations of deeply penetrative but fissured organ keys and Victoria Legrand’s hushed yet heightened voice, circular layers of synth evoke a tension between forces of light and dark. Both ebb and flow back and forth vying for an ascendancy neither are ever going to reach.
7 is a very special record in every sense and we haven’t been this happy on hearing a Beach House album since Teen Dream. It’s out this Friday May 11 through Sub Pop (US/CAN/ROW), Bella Union (EUR/UK) & Mistletone (AUS.NZ). Click on the relevant label to pre-order in your region and listen to ‘Black Car’ below. More on the album later this week.
Beach House (USA)
From the forthcoming album, ‘7’, Sub Pop/Bella Union/Mistletone. Out May 11.
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