The power and polish of this 4-minute song are hidden under atmospheric distortion and sunshine kissed harmonies. Instead of relaxation and lazy days, Montreal’s The Besnard Lakes use the warmth as inspiration. They want you to get up and get moving, push forward and overcome. I’m not sure if the albatross is something they feel weighing around their neck, but if so, it’s certainly not evident on this effort. Olga Goreas‘ vocals float alongside and on top of the surging wash and turn an overused symbol and an oft sampled sound into something beautiful, and more importantly, something liberating.
Check out The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night on March 9th.
MP3:: The Besnard Lakes - Albatross