Tel Aviv based indie duo Lola Marsh had great success with their 2016 EP “You’re Mine.” Both singles from the EP, “Sirens” and “You’re Mine” totaled 10 million streams on Spotify, principally in the US. Now, their eagerly anticipated debut album, Remember Roses is set for release on June 9, 2017. The album kicks off with a new single “Wishing Girl” – an unstoppable song carried by memorable whistling and an addictive melody, which premiered on PopMatters yesterday. Listen here
Written by vocalist Yael Shoshana Cohen and instrumentalist Gil Landau, the forthcoming album sees their sound inspired, matured and smooth. Yael and Gil have managed to free themselves from overwhelming influences – be it Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Nick Drake, Sufjan Stevens, Edith Piaf – and compose a feel-good soundtrack for the summer season. The album shines with suave romanticism and sweet nostalgia. Friendship, love and fears from childhood are recurrent themes that flow throughout the eleven songs.
The record’s coherence owes a lot to Yael and Gil’s special connection, as they used to be a couple on and off stage. As they are often quoted as saying, “ working together has always been a source of inspiration.” Melodies, choruses and additional arrangements on Remember Roses seem to run so effortlessly from this emotional harmony. If the tracks “You’re Mine” and “Sirens” need no more introduction, they sit alongside new songs on the album that show how far Lola Marsh has evolved in the space of a few years.
Yael Shoshana Cohen belongs to a category of singers that instantly captures the audience’s attention; together with producer Gil Landau they created Lola Marsh. Many discovered their intoxicating sound on the duo’s debut EP “You’re Mine” released in 2016, which established the Tel-Avivian duo as one of last year’s major pop folk sensations.
Following a successful test drive and a widely celebrated European festival tour, we can only anticipate that the best has yet to come.