Unfortunately we had some issue finding the full album stream, but finally here it is our review
I was lucky to listen to Caribou's new songs during their live performance at the glorious Dimensions Festival this summer, where this picture was taken. If you weren't there don't worry - Boiler Room released the full recordings of the show and you can see it all below!
But let's talk about the latest work of the singer, songwriter and producer Daniel Snaith (AKA Manitoba in his early albums and Daphini for Jaolong).
The whole record revolves around the theme of love and loss, and to be honest, my feeling about it is a matter of love and hate as well.
What I did love about the record is the groove as a whole - catchy, danceable and with a subtle house vibe. In fact, the first track, "Can't Do Without You" invites the listener on a 90's dancefloor with the high-pitch vocals repeating on and on while the song gains intensity.
Next comes "All I Ever Need", this song brings back a classic Caribou feature - the feeble vocals, introspective melody and lot of synths in the background. However, the pleasant surprise came with "Second Chance". The beautiful voice of Jessy Lanza and the thick keyboard sounds are just perfect together!
However, if compared with Daniel' previous works, this one left me a little underwhelmed. Maybe it's because I miss the presence of analog instruments that characterized the first albums or maybe because, even with some really interesting songs, the overall is not something special: there are several EDM clichés between the songs and I don't see an evolution from the originality of Swim. But still, a great sunny album to listen and replay.