“Our Love” is the glorious slow-burn kaleidoscopic pop masterpiece forming the backbone of yet another joyous album from Dan Snaith aka Caribou. As Dan explains:
“Our Love” was supposed to be a sort of mellow coda to “All I Ever Need” [the track that precedes it which Owen also wrote the violin arrangements for] but then I made the big bassline and I liked the way it unexpectedly turned 90 degrees in the middle. This track went through a million versions. The bassline was definitely made out of fascination/admiration for dance music that is mind-numbingly simple. When I sent it to Owen and asked him to write parts I was talking about the arrangement and layout of the song as a kind of chess game where the parts move around one another in a sort of dance. He came back with the spectral Penderecki high strings and the more baroque riffs you can hear which we both agreed had to be used super super sparingly so it was more like a little treat for the listener when they appeared.”
The album Our Love is formed around a mixture of digital pop production, hip hop inspired beats, muted house basslines & a love of shuffling garage that can be traced all the way back to the time of Start Breaking My Heart which are, of course, all filtered through Dan’s own unique perspective. The warm analogue 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 Caribou’s most soulful record to date, chock-full of heartfelt lyrics + organic sounds which cut through the blissful euphoria of bubbling synths & the albums synthetic constructions.
Our Love is due October 7th & features collaborations with Jessy Lanza + Owen Pallett.
Our Love ✞ buy