February 6, 2023
Credit score: Marika Kochiashvili

Returning with their first studio album in seven years, Stereo Thoughts Sport is a brand new chapter for Daughter. Launched on 7 April, the group’s third file follows To not Disappear (2016) and soundtrack Music from Earlier than the Storm (2017). After greater than a decade spent depicting the darkest feelings, the trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella current their most optimistic file but.

The album’s lead single, ‘Be On Your Method’ is launched right this moment and accompanied by a video created by Tiff Pritchett. The observe is a longing however resilient track about a permanent connection that can also be indefinable. The romantic determine Tonra addresses within the track is somebody she met in California whereas writing the file. They shared a major connection however she knew the Atlantic lay between them. The video for ‘Be on Your Method’ evokes a group of recollections, with footage of Tonra superimposed with pictures of lovely passing moments – the flight of a chook, a area of flowers. ‘Be On Your Method’ just isn’t a lack of hope however a confidence in and acceptance of the passage of time.

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Connection and disconnection permeate Stereo Thoughts Sport’s twelve songs actually and figuratively. Within the intervening years for the reason that Ivor Novello-nominated Music from Earlier than the Storm (2017), the band has moved away from their preliminary London base – Aguilella relocated to Portland, Oregon, Haefeli to Bristol, England – and frolicked on their very own tasks (together with Tonra’s debut solo album beneath the moniker Ex:Re in 2018). Nevertheless, regardless of the bodily distance – additional exacerbated by the pandemic – Daughter continued to satisfy and write collectively. Produced by Haefeli and Tonra, Stereo Thoughts Sport was written and recorded in varied places together with Devon, Bristol and London, England, San Diego, California, and Vancouver, Washington.

For the primary time, Tonra’s just isn’t a lone voice. Haefeli lends vocal strains on ‘Future Lover’ and ‘Swim Again’ and on ‘Neptune’ a choir seems. Voice notes from family and friends function on ‘Want I May Cross The Sea’ and ‘(Missed Calls)’. London-based string orchestra, 12 Ensemble, function all through the album, with orchestration by Josephine Stephenson, and a brass quartet brings heat to ‘Neptune’ and ‘To Rage’. Whereas Daughter’s earlier work discovered energy in emotional honesty, Stereo Thoughts Sport welcomes opposing emotions. “It’s about not working in absolutes,” Haefeli says.

Stereo Thoughts Sport is launched on 7 April and will probably be accessible digitally, on CD, cassette and on commonplace eco-black, eco-mix color (indie-retail solely) and inexperienced (Tough Commerce unique) vinyl codecs. For pre-order data head HERE.

Stereo Mind Game

Daughter – Stereo Thoughts Sport

Catalogue Quantity: 4AD 0512

Tracklisting
1. Intro
2. Be On Your Method
3. Celebration
4. Dandelion
5. Neptune
6. Swim Again
7. Junkmail
8. Future Lover
9. (Missed Calls) 10. Isolation 11. To Rage
12. Want I May Cross The Sea

 

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