Genre: Dream-pop, synth-pop, electronica
Sounds like: Goldfrapp, Bat For Lashes, Empire Of The Sun
Meet UK songstress Eleanor Bodenham and Martin Craft, a London-based singer-songwriter who previously played guitar for years alongside Jarvis Cocker.
Together–along with the reliably gorgeous production skills of Aussie electro-pop troupe Empire Of The Sun‘s Nick Littlemore–the two make up Lover Lover, a sparkling, lush pop outfit.
“Freebirds” is the debut single by the duo, which is set to be released on April 25 by Cross Keys Records.
Kicking in with a bass line similar to the opening moments of Stevie Nicks‘ “Edge of Seventeen,” Lover Lover’s debut effort is a free-flowing breeze of cool summer air, as Bodenham’s rich vocals–carrying traces of Debbie Harry and Marianne Faithfull–coolly drift on top of the shimmering number.
“Freebirds fly away / they just don’t stay, they just don’t stay,” Bodenham croons on repeat as the beat strolls along; hazy ’80’s synthesizers occasionally piercing through the otherwise melancholy production.
Similar to the work on Goldfrapp‘s gorgeous 2008 release Seventh Tree, “Freebirds” a little bit country, a sprinkle of airy French pop, and just a dash of sad disco all rolled into one–a combination that is most definitely MuuMuse Approved.
“Freebirds” will be released as a limited edition 7â€ vinyl, as well as for download. For more information on the group, check out their official website.