Avec déjà sept albums au compteur, le duo de Beach House n’avait pas fait d’apparitions depuis 2018 (qui correspond à la sortie de 7, leur dernier album en date). Déjà trois longues années sans que Victoria, nièce du grand Michel Legrand, ne nous susurre des paroles sur le fond d’une mélodie planante. Bien heureusement, le disque —qui sortira sous forme de quatre chapitres— propose d’ores et déjà quatre titres disponibles dès ce 10 novembre. Suivi par des extraits le 8 décembre et le 19 janvier, le tout sera composé de dix-huit titres qui paraîtra le 18 février 2022 chez Bella Union/PIAS.
Entièrement produit par Beach House, Once Twice Melody a également été enregistré avec un ensemble de cordes en direct, et David Campbell s’est chargé des arrangements. En grande partie mixé par Alan Moulder, il a également fait appel à Caesar Edmunds, Trevor Spencer et Dave Fridmann.
Once Twice Melody, the first album produced entirely by Beach House, was recorded at Pachyderm studio in Cannon Falls, MN, United Studio in Los Angeles, CA, and Apple Orchard Studios in Baltimore, MD. For the first time, a live string ensemble was used, with arrangements by David Campbell. Once Twice Melody was mostly mixed by Alan Moulder but a few tracks were also mixed by Caesar Edmunds, Trevor Spencer, and Dave Fridmann.
Once Twice Melody features 18 tracks, and in the lead up to the physical release, will be presented in 4 chapters with lyric animations for each song. The first 4-song chapter of Once Twice Melody will be available on all DSPs at midnight Eastern on November 10th. The entire chapter and song release schedule will be as follows:
Chapter 1 on November 10th, 2021
1. Once Twice Melody
3. Pink Funeral
4. Through Me
Chapter 2 on December 8th, 2021
7. New Romance
8. Over and Over
Chapter 3 on January 19th, 2022
10. Only You Know
11. Another Go Around
13. Illusion of Forever
Chapter 4 (full album release) on February 18th, 2022
15. The Bells
16. Hurts to Love
17. Many Nights
18. Modern Love Stories
ONCE TWICE MELODY is the 8th studio album by BEACH HOUSE, who formed in 2004.
ONCE TWICE MELODY is a 2xLP, featuring 18 songs and presented in 4 chapters.
BEACH HOUSE is VICTORIA LEGRAND, lead singer and multi-instrumentalist, and ALEX SCALLY, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. They write all of their songs together.
OTM was Produced entirely by BEACH HOUSE, a first for the band. Like their previous record 7, the live drums are by JAMES BARONE. Live drums were recorded at PACHYDERM studio in Minnesota and UNITED Studio in LA.
The Writing and Recording of ONCE TWICE MELODY began in 2018 and was completed in JULY 2021. Most of the songs were created during this time, though a few date back over the previous 10 years. Much of this recording was done at APPLE ORCHARD STUDIO in Baltimore.
ONCE TWICE MELODY was mixed largely by ALAN MOULDER, but a few tracks were also mixed by CAESAR EDMUNDS, TREVOR SPENCER, and DAVE FRIDMANN.
For the first time, a live STRING ENSEMBLE was used. Strings were arranged by DAVID CAMPBELL
Across the 18 Songs, many types of STYLE, SONG STRUCTURE, and SPIRIT can be heard; Songs WITHOUT drums, Songs centered around ACOUSTIC guitar, mostly ELECTRONIC Songs with no guitar, wandering melodies, repetitive melodies, Songs built around the STRING SECTIONS. While there are a lot of new sounds, many of the drum machines, organs, keyboards, and tones that listeners may associate with previous BEACH HOUSE records are still present throughout many of the compositions.
PREVIOUS Albums by BEACH HOUSE are S/T: 2006, Devotion: 2008, Teen Dream: 2010, Bloom:2012, Depression Cherry: 2015, Thank Your Lucky Stars: 2015, 7: 2018.