7 will be the 7th full-length record by Baltimore’s dream pop band Beach House after they released an album of b-sides and rarities last year. Coming out on May 11th through Sub Pop, you can already pre-order it and listen to three of the songs.
7 the Album
The title, 7, itself is merely a number that represents the seventh record by Beach House. Its simplicity is intended to encourage people to look inside.
Throughout the process of recording 7, the goal of Beach House was rebirth and rejuvenation. The band wanted to rethink old methods and shed some self-imposed limitations. In the past, they often limited their writing to parts that they could perform live. On 7, they now decided to follow whatever came naturally.
As a result, there are some songs with no guitar, and some without a keyboard. There are songs with layers and production that Beach House could never recreate live, which they find exciting. Basically, they let their creative moods, instead of instrumentation, dictate the album’s feel.
New Single “Dark Spring”
After making the two songs Lemon Glow and Dive accessible earlier this year, the Beach House now released the single Dark Spring. The track, which also opens the album, has been visualized by Zia Anger in a Blair Witch alike art project.
Beach House was formed in 2004 by the duo Victoria Legrand (vocals, keyboards) and Alex Scally (guitar, keyboard, backing vocals). In 2006 they recorded their self-titled debut, followed in 2008 by Devotion. The further original albums were Teen Dream (2010), Bloom (2012), Depression Cherry and Lucky Star (2015).
The duo plans to promote the new album by touring North America and Europe. Supported by drummer James Barone, who already played on the record, they start on April 30 in Chattanooga, TN and end the first part with a flying visit to the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona/Spain. After a two-month summer break, they continue with 21 gigs in 31 days, before the head to Europe again on September 25 to play 17 more dates. See the full list on Songkick.