Friday, May 11, 2018

Stream the new Beach House album '7'

Words: Sam Geary

Out today via Sub Pop / Bella Union, '7' is, funnily enough, the seventh album from Baltimore dreampop duo Beach House.

Vocalist-keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist-keyboardist Alex Scally have created 11 hypnotic tracks that signals, in their words, "rebirth and rejuvenation", saying that they wanted "to rethink old methods and shed some self-imposed limitations. In the past, we often limited our writing to parts that we could perform live. On '7', we decided to follow whatever came naturally. As a result, there are some songs with no guitar, and some without keyboard. There are songs with layers and production that we could never recreate live, and that is exciting to us. Basically, we let our creative moods, instead of instrumentation, dictate the album’s feel."

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