14 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

If festival-sized EDM needs a soothing balm as it moves into the 2020s, the genre just might find relief in the music of Denver's Lane 8. Over the course of three albums, the producer born Daniel Goldstein has honed a pop-friendly melodic house sound that finds its strength in texture and restraint. On his third LP (and second on his own This Never Happened label), subdued instrumentals like “Just” and “Howling Hand” burrow deep into cozy synth atmospherics, with metronomic ticks so subtle they’re like the flickers of a flame. Even when he pairs up with Minneapolis synth-pop combo POLIÇA or British alt-rock trio Arctic Lake on a handful of songs, things remain delicate. It’s in these collaborations, especially the blissed-out end-of-the-night track “Don’t Let Me Go,” where Goldstein taps into a euphoria that's more about emotion than a rollercoaster of builds and drops—proof that a tune doesn’t have to bang to move a crowd.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

If festival-sized EDM needs a soothing balm as it moves into the 2020s, the genre just might find relief in the music of Denver's Lane 8. Over the course of three albums, the producer born Daniel Goldstein has honed a pop-friendly melodic house sound that finds its strength in texture and restraint. On his third LP (and second on his own This Never Happened label), subdued instrumentals like “Just” and “Howling Hand” burrow deep into cozy synth atmospherics, with metronomic ticks so subtle they’re like the flickers of a flame. Even when he pairs up with Minneapolis synth-pop combo POLIÇA or British alt-rock trio Arctic Lake on a handful of songs, things remain delicate. It’s in these collaborations, especially the blissed-out end-of-the-night track “Don’t Let Me Go,” where Goldstein taps into a euphoria that's more about emotion than a rollercoaster of builds and drops—proof that a tune doesn’t have to bang to move a crowd.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

AightBetMoney ,

Great way to start off the year

Will be listening to this for all of 2020!

Cr1sM ,

Almost

All 4 songs released are great so far

joeeik ,

Great so far.

First two songs available from new album are ridiculously good.

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