열일하느라 바빠도, 음악은 꼭 챙겨듣는
유쓰미 @y-o-u-t-h-m-e 입니다. ^^
매일 한 곡씩 이웃 여러분에게 개성있는 음악을 소개해드리고 있는데요,
연재 50회가 넘도록 Beach House를 소개해드리지 못했다는 사실이 조금 놀랍습니다. ^^;;
빅토리아 르그랑의 뇌쇄적인 보컬이 인상깊은,
개인적으로 매우 애정하는 인디밴드 중 하나입니다. ^^
오늘은 명반 Teen Dream의 수록곡을 소개해드립니다.
우선 한 번 들어보세요. ^^
You go for a walk in the park
Cause you don't need anything
The hand that you sometimes hold
Doesn't do anything
The face that you see in the door
Isn't standing there anymore
In a matter of time
It will slip from my mind
In and out of my life
You would slip from my mind
In a matter of time
처음 이 곡을 들었을 때, 도입부부터 노래 전반에 깔려있는 몽환적인 신디사이저 소리와 중성적이고 감성적인 빅토리아의 보컬, 그리고 밝은 듯 하지만 어딘가 멜랑콜리함이 느껴지는 코드진행이 인상깊었던 기억이 납니다.
헤어진 연인에 대해 부르는, 헤어진 연인에게 보내는 메시지가 담겨있는 곡입니다.
간략한 밴드 소개 (출처 : 위키피디아)
Beach House is an American dream pop duo formed in Baltimore, Maryland in 2004. The band consists of vocalist and keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist, keyboardist, and backup vocalist Alex Scally.
Their self-titled debut album was released in 2006 to critical acclaim and has been followed by Devotion (2008), Teen Dream (2010), Bloom (2012), Depression Cherry (2015), Thank Your Lucky Stars (2015), B-sides and Rarities (2017), and 7 (2018).
Vocalist and organist Victoria Legrand, who graduated from Vassar College in 2003, and guitarist Alex Scally, who graduated from Oberlin College in 2004, formed the band in 2004 after meeting in Baltimore's indie rock scene, producing music composed largely of organ, programmed drums, and slide guitar. Of the origins of the band name Scally said: "We’d been writing music, and we had all these songs, and then there was that moment where you say ‘what do we call ourselves?’ We tried to intellectualize it, and it didn’t work. There were different plant-names, Wisteria, that kind of thing. Stupid stuff. But, once we stopped trying, it just came out, it just happened. And it just seemed perfect." In an interview with Pitchfork, Legrand addressed their being a two-member status thus: "[I]t's a way to challenge ourselves: What do you do when it's just the two of you? ... [O]ne of the reasons this has been such a fulfilling experience for me is that with two people, it's so much easier to achieve things that feel exciting and new."
Then, in August 2006, their song "Apple Orchard" was featured on a Pitchfork MP3 mixtape. By October 2006 the band's self-titled debut album, Beach House, was released through Carpark Records, and was ranked 16th on Pitchfork's Best Albums of that year.
Teen Dream, the duo's "dynamic and intense" third album, was released on Sub Pop on January 26, 2010. It was released in the UK by Bella Union and in Mexico by Arts & Crafts. It contains a newer version of their 2008 single "Used to Be". Meanwhile, "Norway" was made available as a free download on the band's website on November 17, 2009; it was later promoted on iTunes as the Free Single of the Week starting January 12, 2010. The album was produced and engineered by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear). Music videos were made both for songs, "Silver Soul" and "Real Love", created by famed collective, The Masses. The album's unanimously positive reviews garnered the band a larger fan base, with Jay-Z and Beyoncé being spotted at the band's shows.
Teen Dream was listed as No. 5 on Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2010 with the following notes:
Teen Dream did little to alter Beach House's core characteristics---slow-motion beats layered with hazy keyboard drones, rippling guitar figures, and Victoria Legrand's melancholic melodies---but greatly amplified them to the point of redefining the band's essence, from that of introverted knee-gazers into an assured, emotionally assertive force. -- Stuart Berman
Of the success of the album and it being dubbed the group's "breakout" record by numerous publications, Legrand stated: "I see this as just another step in a direction. I would not want to say that 2010 will be our year, necessarily, I hope it’s just another year in which we do good work. I don’t want to be defined by this year, I want it to just be a beginning."
The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Beach House는 2004년 메릴랜드주 볼티모어에서 결성된 인디/드림팝 듀오입니다.
2006년 발매한 그들의 첫 스튜디어 앨범을 포함하여 총 7장의 정규앨범을 발매했고, 국내/외를 넘나들며 활발한 투어 및 음악활동을 하고 있는 밴드입니다.
2010년 발매한 앨범 Teen Dream 때부터 Sub Pop 레이블과 함께 작업하고 있습니다.
오늘 소개해드린 곡이 수록된 앨범 Teen Dream은, 발매되었던 2010년에 피치포크의 '2010년의 Top 50 앨범' 차트에서 5위를 차지하기도 했습니다. ^^
슬로우 모션 비트, 흐릿한 느낌으로 웅웅거리는 키보드 소리, 잔물결 같은 기타소리, 그리고 빅토리아 르그랑의 멜랑콜리한 멜로디.. 이런 부분은 저의 개인적인 감상평 뿐만이 아니라, 위키피디아에서도 언급될 정도로 많은 리스너들이 공감하는 부분이자, 비치 하우스의 음악적인 정체성인 것 같습니다. (물론 이들은 그것에서 정체되는 것을 원하지 않았지만요 ^^;)
상세하고 조금 더 깊이있는 밴드 리뷰를 하고싶지만.. 시/공간적인 제약 때문에 여기서 간소한 리뷰를 마칩니다..
(특수문자를 부분적으로만 제공하는 브라우저를 사용중이어서 그런지, 제목&본문의 특수문자가 깨져서 나오는 것들도 있네요)
오늘의 추천곡이 마음에 드셨다면,
다음 곡도 들어보세요.
그럼 즐감하시고, 오늘도 좋은 하루 되세요 ^^
- y-o-u-t-h-m-e 드림.
- 진솔한 감상평을 남겨주시는 분께는 추첨을 통해 소정의 업보트와 YBT 토큰을 드립니다. ^^