You reach a point in life where the question of how to stay at the top of your game looms, with the only real solution being: you change the game. Our Love, the new album from Caribou, is the sound of Dan Snaith doing just that.
The fifth studio album from Caribouis formed around a mixture of digital pop production, hip hop-inspired beats, muted house basslines, and a love of shuffling garage that can be traced all the way back to the time of Start Breaking My Heart all of which are, of course, filtered through Dans own unique perspective. The warm analog sounds of classic soul should not be overlooked either, for they weave themselves most intensely into the records DNA.
In fact, Our Love is probably Caribous most soulful record to date, with tracks like Back Home whose heartfelt lyrics dealing in tired relationships and a weary kind of love and organic nature cut through the bubbling synths and blissful euphoria of their synthetic constructions. Its not all downbeat of course; while some thoughts linger on mortality, loss, and letting go, there is always an element of celebration.
Half-speed mastered, 180gm vinyl
12" LP comes with digital download code