Caribou‘s Andorra is somewhat distanced from the overall sound of Dan Snaith’s last effort, The Milk of Human Kindness, fully embracing the 60s-oriented psychedelic pop he’s often flirted with. Album opener “Melody Day” — with its tambourine, surging strings, flourishing flute, bittersweet melodies and breathy vocals — feels a bit like the Zombies, but far more grandiose. This track has been floating around the internets for a while now, but with the release of the video last week I was reminded of just how sweet this song is. The rest of the record is pretty great too; it begins with what is probably the most accessible and straightforward song on the album, yet by the end it’s a much more atmospheric and less structured affair.
Watch: In the video, the swirling psychedelic-pop of “Melody Day” gets represented quite literally, littering landscape and persons alike in a projected twisting mass of stars and space. Perhaps not as impressive as the song itself, but fun nonetheless.