Watch the latest video from Lost in the Trees. ‘Rites’ is taken from their forthcoming new album Past Life due for release 18th Feb 2014 via Anti-.
The album promises to have both a different sound and feel as Ari Picker looks for new inspiration moving away from the themes of loss which were accentuated by their fuller orchestral sound. For the new album he explained “I wanted to reach out and grab the music rather than have it come from some internal place.” Despite some new approaches the label promises that those that loved their previous releases will love these equally.
The haunting lyricism of Picker’s voice and melodies has not diminished in the new sparer approach, but instead rises to the fore, bringing out that timeless quality of the melodies that is the common ground of folk and pop music. This pop quality, buried but always present in previous efforts, shines on Past Life; not pop in any trivial, retro sense, but the yearning lilt of a Harry Nilsson or Mark Hollis, that floating melodicism that Relix found so “achingly beautiful.”