When I first pressed play on this hot track from Cold Beat, I kind of thought the synth work reminded me of Robyn; I expected Hannah Lew to burst in with this exuberance. Luckily, the hook gets delayed, and even when present it feels obscured by the band’s own stylistic nuances. Right before the 2 minute mark, for instance, there’s this shining pulse that bursts through the mix, but in the distance, there’s a wash of atmosphere that kind of sedates everything in this heavy wash. Ultimately, what I love about this song, and the album that’s coming with it, is the ability to show this restraint, sort of offer up a steadied exploration of electronic leaning dream pop; it really lets you revel in the craft. War Garden is out tomorrow via Like Ltd.
I guess we’re super lucky today, getting news of a Dummy LP and another single from Cold Beat‘s new LP. On the latter end, you get the band performing atop this incredibly electronic hook; it definitely feels like a futuristic video game…not that I mind that at all. But, that’s merely the canvas for the song, as the band paint contrasting moods atop, sort of blossoming in this dreamy industrial fashion, dulling the bright beats beneath to create this, dare I say, cold beat. It’s also highly infectious, which should only further entice you to get your wallet out and preorder War Garden, out on September 17th via Like LTD.
Always been a big Hannah Lew fan, particularly when it comes to her work with Cold Beat. Yesterday, word hit the streets that the band would be releasing a new LP, War Garden, and why not throw our hat into the ring with this tune. I love how the musical element has progressed; the synth work still allows for there to be that sort of sterility, that “cold” beat if you will. But, on this, there’s some incredible melody moving beneath, like an undercurrent of nostalgia rippling through the band’s craft. Plus, as is usually the case with Lew, you get a really visually stunning video accompaniment, this one directed by Mimi Pfahler. War Garden is out on September 17th via Like Ltd.