You reach a point in life where the question of how to stay at the top of your game looms; the only real solution being, you change the game. Our Love, the new album from Caribou, is the sound of Dan Snaith doing just that. Our Love was released October 6/7 on Merge Records/City Slang and is the sixth studio album from Caribou. The album features collaborations with the likes of Jessy Lanza and Owen Pallett. It was mixed by David Wrench and features artwork by Jason Evans/Matthew Cooper.
Our Love is formed around a mixture of digital pop production, hip-hop inspired beats, muted house basslines and a love of shuffling garage that can be traced all the way back to the time of Start Breaking My Heart which are, of course, all filtered through Dan’s own unique perspective. The warm analogue sounds of classic soul should not be overlooked either, for they weave themselves most intensely into the records DNA. In fact, Our Love is probably Caribou’s most soulful record to date, chock-full of heartfelt lyrics and organic nature which cuts through bubbling synths and blissful euphoria of their synthetic constructions. It’s not all downbeat of course, whilst some thoughts linger on mortality, loss and letting go, there is always an element of celebration.
The acclaimed Caribou are not to be missed on Sunday night on the Lovell Stage.