DAYDREAMS OUT TODAY
The third album released by Toronto-Niagara band Elk, Daydreams, is more than appropriately titled. The minute you start listening to their first single, “Riverview,” your mind will start drifting. Imagine yourself in a crowd of people (probably somewhere outdoors) listening to Elk perform this song – the whole crowd is dancing. Elk nicely built the songs on this album to drop into energy-infused choruses where people can shake all their worries free.
“Come on and get lost with me, anything that will be will just be,” lyrics from “Before the Sun,” the first track on “Daydreams,” shows the care-free and calming attitude that this album exudes.
The harmonious melodies and the classic quality of the garage-pop bands vocals truly remind people of a better age of music. Where the Carly Rae Jepsens’ of the world didn’t exist but the Beatles and the Beach Boys did.
The album provides plenty of opportunity to clap and chant along. However, with lines like “be something to me,” and ” sometimes I get myself lost in you,” they’re not pushing too many boundaries lyrically. Nevertheless, the music does inspire people to get up and move. You don’t even necessarily need to hear the lyrics; the instrumental side of the album is more than enough to lighten the mood of the listener.
The modern twist on a vintage sound is refreshing and appreciated in this new album by Elk.
Check out Plaid’s interview with Josh from Elk over at Press Play.