Starting off their UK tour in September, Lemonade talk dancing, ecstasy and the melancholia of summer rain with i-D online.
Vagaries of jungle beats and 80’s pop blurred the lines between past and future in Lemonade’s album Diver, released earlier this year. The Brooklyn trio are now back and synthier than ever, currently in a maelstrom of activity before the album’s UK tour starts this September in London. If you missed them at White Heat last month catch them performing alongside SBTRKT and John Talabot on August 6th at the 100 Club’s Converse Represent gig. The summer feel of this album is less tropical heat, more soft English showers, and the rhythmic melodies of the exclusive mix they’ve dropped for i-D online fall like the pitter patter of rain on windows. Go ahead, get drenched.
L is for Life… The life we live is extremely vague and this is reflected in our music. Our music is not about being too removed or too hidden. It’s actually about trying to be out there as much as we can.
E is for Ecstasy… I don’t mean the drug but the feeling. Every one of our songs builds up to a huge climax, and that build reflects that feeling of ecstasy.
M is for Melancholic… I wrote our album in the dead of winter and everyone who hears this album thinks it’s a summery record, but actually it’s a very blue album, for a rainy summery day.
O is for Openness… In terms of our music, we’re so open to anything. And the universe we live in is not contained so our music tries to reflect that.
N is for No Fear… This is the approach we take when writing our music. It’s also the name of an embarrassing T-shirt company.
A is for Always… We are always looking for new ideas which get us excited in new ways.
D is for Dancing… All of us have been DJ’ing and listening to dance music for so long, so this makes me think of the ecstatic feeling of dancing along to electronic music.
E is for Escape… Our music mainly tries to take you away, and create the feeling of escaping to a different place.