Beach House is due to release their fifth studio album Depression Cherry on August 28th, however, some people will be able to have a listen to it a week early. This is the must-hear of the year for dream-pop fans everywhere, so go now and rejoice in its beauty. Unfortunately, the stream is not available in Australia. We hope this will be changed soon (please NPR?). The good news is our international readers can still listen.
Unlike their previous album Bloom, this one is said to be a “return to simplicity”. The singles, including Sparks, PPP and Beyond Love, definitely demonstrate their new raw approach in comparison with the lush piece of work that is Bloom. Each with their own smooth, mellow tone will make you free as though you are floating on a fluffy cloud with the combinations of beautiful instruments surrounding you like fresh air. From what we’ve heard, the rest of the tracks add to the feeling.
Once again, here’s the track listing with selected lyrics:
1. Levitation – “The branches of the trees, they will hang lower now, you will grow too quick, then you will get over it”
2. Sparks – “It’s a gift, taken from the lips, you live again”
3. Space Song – “What makes this fragile world go ‘round, were you ever lost, was she ever found?”
4. Beyond Love – “They take the simple things inside you and put nightmares in your hands”
5. 10:37 – “Here she comes, all parts of everything, stars in the motherhand”
6. PPP – “Did you see it coming, it happened so fast, the timing was perfect, water on glass…”
7. Wildflower – “What’s left you make something of it”
8. Bluebird – “I would not ever try to capture you”
9. Days of Candy – “I know it comes too soon, the universe is riding off with you…… I want to know you there, the universe is riding off with you.”
If you are lucky enough to live in a region where you can listen to the rest of Depression Cherry, click here.
Depression Cherry is out August 28 via Mistletone / Sub Pop.