Tease Songs From LP in Captivating Hand-drawn Experimental Animated Video By Jake Fried.
Pivoting from the melodic psych of their previous efforts, TEEN’s second full-length The Way And Color shows the young group confidently shifting direction with their distinctly modern, R&B-informed pop.
Searching for inspiration following their last album, the band’s three sisters – lead singer Teeny Lieberson, keyboardist Lizzie Lieberson and drummer Katherine Lieberson – found direction from a simple lineup tweak, joining with bassist Boshra AlSaadi to mine a new side of the band’s sound.
What emerged was the ambitious scope of The Way And Color. Recorded over a ten-day session in upstate New York, the band infuses their brooding pop with minimalist beats and complex harmonies, inspired by D’Angelo and Erykah Badu’s classic R&B.
Amidst the album’s rich patchwork, Teeny emerges as a expressive, inspired frontwoman, touching on themes of relationships, womanhood and power. The record’s crisp production from Daniel Schlett (DIIV) showcases her voice’s stylistic agility, from the theatrical vamping of “Rose 4 U” to the twisting, soulful “More Than I Ask For.” Toying with genre, TEEN successfully trades in the reverb for a punchy clarity and newfound maturity.
TEEN has a handful of pre-release shows including a February 27th show with Yellow Ostrich at Great Scott in Allston, MA and with The War On Drugs March 21st at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY. TEEN will also be performing at SXSW in March. Details to be announced soon.
1. Rose 4 U
2. Not For Long
3. Tied Up Tied Down
5. Breathe Low & Deep
7. More Than I Ask For
8. Toi Toi Toi
10. All The Same
Watch the animated album sampler video below