"Bloom" is the fourth studio album from Beach House and follows the duo's successful 2010 album "Teen Dream." Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand created "Bloom" on the road during the band's two-year tour.
The first single, "Myth," is a beautiful concoction of twinkling synth, with dreamlike, fluid melodies, paired with equally dreamy lyrics: "What comes after this, momentary bliss." The album then drifts into "Wild" and the dreamscape continues with the addition of a distinct rhythm, echoing a heartbeat. The next song, "Lazuli," features female breathy vocals with more emotive lyrics.
The band is successful in creating a fantasy-like atmosphere with the songs, which all have an ethereal feel. But the disc wanes a bit toward the end, and instead of being transfixed in a reverie-like state, the listener may find themselves nodding off.
CHECK THIS TRACK OUT: "Wild" is a prime example of the talent of the band - the layering of drums and the airy vocals and guitar are mesmerizing.