Our first taste of Suddenly, Home–based around a Gloria Barnes sample –delivers all of the sentimental feels, follow-up single You And I is aural sun-glitter, and another standout album moment, Like I Loved You, evokes stumbling across a love letter from that long-forgotten ‘one who got away’ – do they still trouble your heart?
Elsewhere, penultimate track Raviemploys a jubilant beat akin toCall On Meby Eric Prydz (seriously!) before closer Cloud Song‘s lovelorn confession –“I’m broken, so tired of crying/ Can’t seem to find my way to you” –descends upon deliciously wonky synth noodling. From “new first kiss” to (ahem) Suddenly waking up alone, Caribou’s seventh album comes with added gravitas thanks to Dan Snaith’s gorgeous-yet-bereft vocal tone. Can I please have a hug?
Suddenly by Caribou is out now via City Slang/Inertia.
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