Small Leaks Sink Ships Release their hotly anticiapted fifth album, ‘Low Tide.’
The indie rock and art-pop collective has tantalized fans with the enchanting singles ‘AEIOU,’ ‘Floating,’ and a captivating cover of Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.’ As they continue to push artistic boundaries, ‘Low Tide’ promises a sonic journey like no other.
The album boasts an almost cinematic quality, with each track offering a unique approach to create a cohesive yet diverse soundscape. While the project maintains its musical identity through the use of piano, guitars, and synths for melodies and chord progressions, it also incorporates electronic instruments, cellos, and woodwinds, creating a rich tapestry of textures. This eclectic palette forms the foundation for emotionally charged and soaring vocal performances that resonate with the audience.
The album’s lead track, ‘Waiting On The Water,’ showcases the band’s innovative approach. Beginning with a short, sampled-feeling acoustic loop, it gradually introduces chorus-drenched electric melodies, piano, and otherworldly percussion. The vocals infuse a sense of poignancy, and the track transitions into an energy akin to a traditional folk dance. However, ‘Waiting On The Water’ takes a surprising turn, building into an eerie middle section that contrasts starkly with its earlier moments. The track climaxes into an unsettled high-energy flurry of sounds before fading away into an abyss of space-like echoes.
Reflecting on the album, the band shares, “This album is a long time in the making and has gone through many variations over the last five years. It took us a plethora of life obstacles in order to put everything we had into it and for it to become something we are truly proud of. Pulling from some of the harder and more vulnerable aspects of our lives, we realized that it was what was necessary for us to produce a record like ‘Low Tide’ and give it the love and attention it needed to be truly complete.”
Small Leaks Sink Ships, a musical collective shrouded in enigma, has been pushing the boundaries of indie rock and art-pop. Originating from an undisclosed location, this group has consistently evolved their sound and lineup since their inception in the late 2000s. Led by enigmatic frontpersons, the band crafts intricate musical arrangements that seamlessly blend atmosphere with bursts of energy. Their music delves into themes of introspection, human connection, and the complexities of existence.
Renowned for their captivating and immersive live performances, Small Leaks Sink Ships brings an intense presence and deep emotional connection to the stage. They have deservedly garnered the attention of tastemakers across the board and cemented their place as a prolific, inventive sonic creators.
With ‘Low Tide,’ Small Leaks Sink Ships invites listeners to embark on a journey of introspection, exploration, and sonic discovery.