Wrapping up our premiere week, we got the incredible band DeMille who are back with the release of their new album Go! – a sweet, smooth, but deeply funky slice of lounge-pop.
DeMille lead singer Rachel Altounian weaves her soulful, yet dreamy voice around a surprisingly eclectic collection of songs spun with effortless grace by her talented backing band. Singles “Revelate” and “You’ve Been Found” revel in soft-focus nostalgia, coloring outside of the margins of a love-lorn diary in an explosion of funky color.
Like Hiatus Kaiyote or Charlotte Day-Wilson, these tracks glow with a vibrant and entrancing energy, radiating pure joy through lively, challenging arrangements while Rachel digs back into her past with shameless honesty. As a working unit, the band’s creativity extends to pillowy, multi-tracked vocal ambience on “First Love” and even candy-coated indie rock on early highlight “Trouble.”
About the album, the band comments,
“The magic of the album was in the journey that led to its creation. We found ourselves in this unique situation, fresh off a string of shows and energized by an adrenaline rush, the one that comes from that pure instinct to sprint to the finish line at the end of a marathon. The result is a true artistic moment for us captured in 11 songs.” – Justin Garcia, guitarist
“From the moment we left New York it was Go time. Time to go across the country and seize an opportunity to create music that represents what Rachel’s message and voice are all about. Each song is a piece of that quest to go get that sound. Now it’s your turn. Go.” – Andrew Friedman, Bassist
“In five short days we got to record 5 years of my life. We were relatively new to each other, personally and musically. It was the first step we had made together as a band, and it has been a beautiful baseline to build off of as we’ve developed our live show and started to create new material. Go! perfectly captures a moment where we got to build this diary-like compilation of songs. I’m so proud to put it out and can’t wait for what the future holds!” Rachel Altounian