Beach House - 7 (Bella Union / Sub Pop) 2018
7 represents a rejuvenation of Beach House’s sound, but is also the duo’s richest and most organic effort ever. Inspired by the social insanity from the past two years, from the political non-sense, discussion surrounding women’s issues and to the overall tension that still brings gloom and chaos to our days, 7 is also a smart stand on that dichotomy between hope and despair, love and hate, beauty and darkness and a dream pop pleasure with foggy electronic emotions.
They’ve refined their trademark harmonies and raucous energy and there’s a clear feeling of social and cultural disenchantment. The way they rise to those challenging times is impressive and very inspiring. They are not pushing any kind of boundaries anymore, but overall 7 is a nice and fresh rebirth of Beach House as a band.