ALBUM REVIEW: First Aid Kit – ‘Stay Gold’

First Aid Kit made their mark in the music industry seven years ago when they were found on YouTube covering a Fleet Foxes song. Now, they’ve signed to major label Columbia and have released their third studio album, Stay Gold.

 

Stay Gold has an unique sound to the album. There is a lot of intricate detail in terms of the quality of the sound. In songs like “Master Pretender,” there is a use of harps with a blend of acoustic guitars. This generally continues throughout the rest of the album.

 

First Aid Kit have made use of harmonies and soaring melodies to make their songs swell with a strong emotion. “Cedar Lane” is the break in the album that tears at the heart strings, with a chorus of “How could I break away from you?”, in a haunting howl.

 

The general sound of the album is a mix of indie folk linked with an earthy backbone to it. There is a lot of adventure in the lyrics, with hopes of moving to the big city, or to just get away on a vacation. This album is perfect for road trips and  lying on the dock at the cottage, whether it be by yourself or with some of your best friends. This makes for perfect timing seeing as summer is right around the corner.

 

First Aid Kit is expected to be playing several festivals throughout the summer. For more info on when they’re coming to your city, click HERE.

 

 

 

(Photo via First Aid Kit)

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