“It tastes like acid when you’re my mother/ It lifts me up and then it pulls me under,” very well may be the strangest lyrics vocalist Callan Clendenin has ever set to music for the electronic dance trio Lemonade. The now Brooklyn-based group has all but abandoned their past creative tendencies toward island vibes and world music trends established on 2012’s sophomore effort Diver. Lemonade‘s newest single, “Stepping,” the opening track on their forthcoming record Minus Tide, contains the appropriate amount of shock value to convince any given listener of the band’s aesthetic transformation. The first five seconds are contained by a trepidatious, asphyxiated synth line that animatedly disassembles on every other harrowing downbeat. The remaining four minutes feed off the aqueous anxiety instigated by the former, elevating higher and higher as a brooding, goliath of a dance track that, upon starting, refuses to let you loose. The new LP by Lemonade, Minus Tide, is out September 9 on Cascine.
Minus Tide is a collection of tracks that contemplate the sync of natural cycles, the allure of wide open spaces and the belief that freedom can be experienced within the confining grids of urban life.