London’s Blackaby return with a swirling psych-tinged pop number in ‘Sweet Lemonade’.
In what to me seems like a match made in indie heaven, Rebecka Reinhard has joined Blackaby on vocals on their new track ‘Sweet Lemonade’. The new release follows on from singles ‘Paula’ and ‘Georgie Wants a Garden’, both superb individual tracks.
Coincidentally (or not) Blackaby will be opening and playing a special solo show for Rebecca Reinhard at her March headline show at Dalston warehouse space SET, fingers crossed for a live collaboration. Also on the bill, Bristol indie rock trio Dogeyed. Tickets here.
‘Sweet Lemonade’ balances the intimacy and delicate nature of folk with a swirling psych-pop underbelly. Finger picking guitar swims gracefully in the background as shimmering synths and then cleaner-sounding keys take centre stage through chorus and verse. Blackaby singer (and drummer) Will has a way with words, lyrically part patchwork, part emotionally piercing, and ‘Sweet Lemonade’ finds it’s path to a beautifully understated chorus.
The video seemingly walks us through a day in the life of Blackaby, a video shot with simplicity in mind. Rebecka Reinhard‘s vocal blends in and out hypnotising at every step and aiding the notion that Blackaby‘s ‘Sweet Lemonade’ has psychedelic properties.
By Karl Johnson