Sounds: Black Light White Light // Teenage Dream

No this isn’t Katy Perry. If that’s what you were hoping for, please leave.

Closing up the Left Bank shop for the night cuz bitches got work tomorrow, but first this shoegaze lullaby from Swedish group Black Light White Light.

Citing film as a huge influence on their music – in particular the works of David Lynch and Danish film maker Nicolas Winding Refn – on new album Horizons, they experiment in coupling Lynch-ian concepts of duality, visions, and dream states, with the bloody self-destruction and gallows humour that pervades Refn’s work.

With one eye on the Factory Records era, the track “Teenage Dream” from the Horizons album is breezy and light, with gorgeous harmonies, all enveloped in dark and pervasive melancholic melodies. It’s the soundtrack to summer that we didn’t know we needed until now. Only a million more months to go.

Listen to the track “Teenage Dream” here:

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