Just as the spring begins to peek it’s head out from under the blanket that is winter, Beach House returns with a track that has been stirring up some of the most exuberant anticipation of their career. "Myth", a shimmering layered masterpiece, may as well be one of the Baltimore dream-pop duo’s greatest songs-and that is saying scores with 2010’s critically acclaimed Teen Dream (QRO review) to show on their repertoire.
"Myth" is beaming with a glowing melody, hazy, twinkling guitar and a rhythmic backbeat that amplifies during the bright, stirring bridge. Victoria Legrand’s raspy crooning echoes atop of the tune, possessing that enchanting quality that the band unknowingly (or knowingly) appends into every song. The erupting last 50 or so seconds of the track consists solely of layered instrumentals of extensive synth, infectious drum beats and reverb-heavy guitar. It goes without saying that the band’s past year’s hiatus has paid off.
Beach House has recently confirmed that "Myth" will in fact be the opening track on the May 15th release of their forthcoming album, Bloom, on Sub Pop. If "Myth" is any indication as to what is to come, that fizzy anticipation is absolutely deserved.
Stream the track "Myth"