Beach House Announces New Album ‘7’ & Shares Single

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Beach House will issue their appropriately titled seventh studio album, 7 via Sub Pop/Bella Union/Mistletone on May 11. The duo also shared the single “Dive.”

Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally released the 7 single “Lemon Glow” back on Valentine’s Day. Each of the 11 songs on 7 were initiated at the band’s Baltimore-based home studio with eight completed at Carriage House in Stamford, Connecticut and two finished at Palmetto Studio in Los Angeles. Though not credited as a traditional producer, Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom (Peter Kember) contributed to the album, as did the band’s live drummer James Barone.

Beach House released two album in 2015, Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars and the retrospective B-Sides And Rarities collection in 2017. The band will tour in support of 7 extensively in the coming months.

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A message from Beach House regarding the new LP begins:

7 is our 7th full-length record. At its release, we will have been a band for over 13 years. We have now written and released a total of 77 songs together.

Last year, we released an album of b-sides and rarities. It felt like a good step for us. It helped us clean the creative closet, put the past to bed, and start anew.

Throughout the process of recording 7, our goal was rebirth and rejuvenation. We wanted to rethink old methods and shed some self-imposed limitations. In the past, we often limited our writing to parts that we could perform live. On 7, we decided to follow whatever came naturally. As a result, there are some songs with no guitar, and some without keyboard. There are songs with layers and production that we could never recreate live, and that is exciting to us. Basically, we let our creative moods, instead of instrumentation, dictate the album’s feel.

Check out “Dive” and the previously shared video for “Lemon Glow” below:

[Dive]

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[Lemon Glow]

7 Tracklist

  1. Dark Spring
  2. Pay No Mind
  3. Lemon Glow
  4. L’Inconnue
  5. Drunk in LA
  6. Dive
  7. Black Car
  8. Lose Your Smile
  9. Woo
  10. Girl Of The Year
  11. Last Ride
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