Lemonade album review

Free-flowing, dreamy dance record that is strides away from their old material

Four years have passed since Lemonade unleashed their eponymous debut LP. In that time they’ve been squeezing in recording wherever possible, be that in their rehearsal space (the basement of a former Catholic school), or while on tour, and the result is surprisingly consistent.

Here the Brooklyn trio have created a free-flowing, dreamy dance record that is strides away from their old material – especially when compared to their erratic club hit ‘Bliss Out’, which had so many instrumental layers it was like Animal Collective exploded in a rave.

Although the Delphic-esque track ‘Ice Water’ hints at their manic tendencies with its drum’n’bass build-up, and ‘Big Changes’ channels Chicago house synths, overall the album follows the shape of single ‘Softkiss’, which offers a tumble of minimal beats and echoing sighs.

Add frontman Callan Clendenin’s delicate, Alexis Taylor-style vocals and you have a shimmering, feelgood collection of songs to daydream to.

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