Beach House, ‘Myth’ – Song Review
It's official: Beach House's fourth album 'Bloom' will drop on May 15, preceded by the single 'Myth,' an appealing track that builds on the band's signature sound.
With its dreamy atmospherics, 'Myth' isn't a huge departure for the Baltimore band, but in this case more of the same is a good thing. Atop layers of piano, gentle drums and Alex Scally's active guitar work, Victoria Legrand sings, "If you build yourself a myth, you'd know just what to give / What comes after this, momentary bliss / The consequence of what you do to me / Help me to make it / Help me to make it."
Legrand's breathy vocals carry the track until the final instrumental minute, when the hypnotic guitars reach towards a modest peak before the song ends, abruptly and beautifully. If this song is any indication, Beach House will have no problem following up their lauded 2010 album 'Teen Dream.'
'Myth' has us looking forward to hearing the rest of 'Bloom' and seeing the band on their upcoming tour, which kicks off May 4 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Listen to Beach House's 'Myth'