SEA LION SHARES NEW SONG “IF MY BABY”
DEBUT ALBUM DESOLATE STARS RELEASED 28TH AUGUST ON TURNSTILE
Sea Lion – AKA Gothenberg native Linn Osterberg – has today shared another song “If My Baby” from her debut album Desolate Stars, anticipated 28th August on Turnstile (Perfume Genius, Christopher Owens, Cate Le Bon et al).
“If my baby is a sort of low key pop song,” explains Osterberg. “It’s about love that is not unrequited but still feels like it, about unrealistic expectations and not knowing where to draw the line between dreaming and living ordinary life. It’s a song for everybody that has ever left a relationship being more in love than ever.
Clash Music, who premiered “If My Baby” today as their Track of the Day, described it as “a poetic, open and honest piece of songwriting which uses music to strip back layers, rather than hide beneath them.”
In an age of noisy, confident musicians, there’s something refreshing about the shadowy stillness of Desolate Stars. Written and recorded alone in her bedroom, Linn Osterberg explores what it is to be an uncertain in an age of cultivated personae under cover of slow darkness: her distorted electric guitar melts into a watercolour wash, a piano plays like the ghost of a Leonard Cohen ballad, while the close-mic’d intimacy is as intimidating as Cat Power’s earliest records. Initially, it feels almost voyeuristic to listen, until the record’s spellbinding aura drags you under.
“If My Baby”
Desolate Stars, due out 28th August, follows the release of two well-received EPs released last year through Turnstile: ‘Big Moon EP (Early Songs)’ in October 2014, and ‘Cobra Eyes EP’ which preceded it in June 2014.
SEA LION DESOLATE STARS TRACKLISTING
He Wears A Smile
If My Baby
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