Lilies (feat. Jay-Jay Johanson)
Isn't It You?
Harbours / Harbors
There Are Several Alberts Here
Pulling back from the symphonic openness of 2011’s Hall Music, Loney Dear finds Emil Svanängen in a quieter, more elusive mood. The music here is—as always—intricately and imaginatively arranged, juxtaposing hushed folk and blippy R&B (“Humbug”), intimacy and abstraction (the Bon Iver-ish “There Are Several Alberts Here”), intensity and restraint (“Dark Light”)—an eclectic sound that makes an intuitive kind of sense.