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Released: 01.11.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixing pop with Americana and touches of Al Green and Josh Rouse, Vetiver take big swings on their new album. 

Opened by the gorgeous The Living End, the album bases itself in a melodic, 70’s Laurel Canyon-esque acoustic texture, yet pushes the sound of its core songwriting into interesting spaces. Shimmers of electric (All We Could Want), 70’s grooves (Hold Tight) and pop melodies (Wanted Never Asked) combine to push gentle, and in some cases heart-breaking, songs into superb, accessible, pop.

Give me one more chance, one more song and dance, to prove I care” they sing on To Who Knows Where; yet they needn’t ask for a second chance, they proved they cared when they walked in. What a wonderful record.

 

 

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