September 9, 2014
Out September 9
Lemonade’s third and latest album Minus Tide is a collection of tracks that contemplate the sync of natural cycles, the allure of wide open spaces and the belief that freedom can be experienced within the confining grids of urban life. Steeped in the contrast between built landscapes of cities and their distancing effect from natural rhythms and the cycles of the seasons, Minus Tide offers an expansive vision of freedom, conveying a spirit of timelessness – stumbling on a beach party in a secret cove in the middle of summer, looking out the window of your apartment to see a endless, cyan sky. Callan Clendenin’s unhurried vocals are bolstered by Ben Pasternak and Alex Steidel’s liquid arrangements, for an overall feeling of “off the grid” freedom, however temporary. ‘Come Down Softly is light like a feather and deep like an ocean, in ‘Water-Colored Visions’ you will find the perfect accompaniment to watching vapour trails, losing track of time, while ‘Durutti Shores’ takes you into deeper waters and also deep into the night. Minus Tide is a world of pleasure to win, without ever having to go very far. It’s an album that seems to say – maybe the idea is to stop aiming and let intuition guide you towards a place capable of transforming everyday existence into something strange and wonderful.