Posts Tagged ‘Arctic Lake’

September 14, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 09.08.2017 – 09.13.2017

Featured Music – September 8 – 13, 2017
(excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud)

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September 11, 2017

There’s such a beauty and serenity to Arctic Lake’s ethereal pop and indietronica, and it’s on full display on Living Under You, the London trio’s newest single. Underneath that tranquility always lies a deep longing and aching poignancy. It’s like floating on the very lake their name evokes, it fills listeners with wonder and amazement yet tugs at the heart. Living Under You also shimmers and flutters with a crystalline groove. The song and Arctic Lake’s prior single Further will both be on new EP, Closer, due out October 20th. Re-visit Further and the band’s prior offerings on Soundcloud, here.

August 19, 2017

We can always trust in London trio Arctic Lake when it comes to a serenely affecting sonic journey. They welcome us into a beautifully poignant soundscape with their new single Further. Daughter like widescreen atmospherics and WET like tender, supple pop intermingle on the ethereal and crystalline, cool and crisp ballad. Arctic Lake’s music has always lived up to the three piece’s band name. I oft picture that very frozen lake when I’m overtaken by their music. A peaceful falling of snow blankets the shoreline and a stillness arrests the air, all in stark contrast to the turbulence within our aching hearts. You can also stream the feathery gem on Spotify, here.

July 10, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 07.06.2016

Featured music – July 6th, 2016

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July 7, 2016

London trio Arctic Lake never fail to captivate me with their glacial alt pop. Friend is yet another slice of melancholic serenity, a crisp and cool tapestry of ambient electronic beauty. Its haunting arrangement and Emma Foster’s exquisite voice ache softly and simmer somberly. Despite its tenderness, Friend is an emotive force and a sensational taste from the trio’s forthcoming EP, due out later this year. As before, Arctic Lake’s gentle elegance reminds me of both WET and London Grammar. Friend can be purchased now from iTunes.

May 12, 2016

The closet I’ve been to the Arctic was probably my visit to the Canadian Rockies in Alberta when I was much younger. The sweeping vistas, crisp blue lakes, regal mountains, and glacial panoramas I encountered come to mind whenever I listen to London’s Arctic Lake. The ambient pop trio take me back to that wonder world with their new song, Heal Me. Pure and immaculate R&B vocals glide effortlessly over the trio’s softly aching synth popping atmosphere. Heal Me is a melancholic love letter narrated by haunting exquisite vocals by Arctic Lake front woman Emma Foster. Her soaring voice and the song’s tender production are redolent of London Grammar and WET. Next month, Arctic Lake will be taking the stage at The Brewhouse in London. I’ll be sitting here in California, listening to Heal Me on repeat, much envious of those of you who get to attend the show (tickets, here). 

October 25, 2015

Kick back and prepare to be taken into a dream like world of exquisite beauty by London ambient trio Arctic Lake. The graceful elegance of new song For Us will render you helpless to its simmering, crisp lushness. For Us’ smooth serenity and guitar driven, heart rending climate is reminiscent of both London Grammar and Daughter, two bands I love very much. Purchase Arctic Lake’s phenomenal third single on iTunes.

April 28, 2015

The moment Arctic Lake’s Only Me hit my ears, I found its delicate notes and exquisite vocals whisking me away into a fairytale world of supple beauty and effervescent bliss. The trio hail from the UK, and Only Me is their second song so far. The atmospheric alt pop song is full on intoxicating, with its wispy weightlessness and Emma Foster’s incredible voice. Arctic Lake takes inspiration from Bon Iver and Arcane Roots, but I also hear hints of Massive Attack and London Grammar in their minimalist, mellow sound. If you missed their stunning debut single, Limits, earlier this year, head over to Soundcloud for a must listen.