Lakes Share New Single “Tie Dye” – Taken From New Album ‘Elysian Skies’ Out 28th April 2023 via Big Scary Monsters + UK May Tour

April 8, 2023
Photo Credit –  Estie Joy

Lakes share new single ‘Tie Dye’

Taken From New Album ‘Elysian Skies’ Out 28th April 2023 via Big Scary Monsters

UK tour kicks off in May 2023

Tickets on sale now

Following the announcement of their third album ‘Elysian Skies’, due out on 28th April, Lakes have revealed another new single, ‘Tie Dye’, which is out everywhere now. The band will also be heading on tour around the UK in May. Tickets are on sale now.

‘Tie Dye’ is a powerful showcase of Lakes’ growth and evolution, its lyrics capture the determination to be living in the moment, with a simplicity and honesty that is reminiscent of the band’s output across the rest of the album. The track’s sense of hope and renewal is a reflection of Lakes’ newfound willingness to take risks and explore new territory; and with ‘Tie Dye’ the band proves their capabilities of creating just over three minutes of emotionally resonant and transparent, heart-on-sleeve emo that’s dripping in layers of gorgeous vocal harmonies.

Affectionate, moving, and intricate almost immediately. From the gentle notes floating to the reflective guitar tones, the delicate strings, and the immersive vocal harmonies. It’s a truly touching composition, built on some essential foundations and tonality which allows the intimate harmonies to reflect off and shine through the atmospherical ensemble.

“Although this is essentially a three minute pop song, sonically it’s probably the most ambitious song we’ve recorded; from the retro sounding 70s acoustic guitars, to the double-bass. The song is about the fight to be present, and being grateful for those around you who accept you for your flaws.” says vocalist Roberto Cappelli

In 2023 Lakes have their sights set on a metamorphosis, driven by a desire to forge themselves into something bigger and brighter than ever before. Step forth new album ‘Elysian Skies’. Recorded with Tom Peters (Alpha Male Tea Party, The Fall, Vennart) at Trapdoor Studios in Liverpool, Lakes took to the studio to make their sound enormous, leaning into their penchant for positivity, charm and twinkling catharsis all while wrapping their themes in echoing guitar effects and soaring vocal harmonies. 

“We joke that ‘The Constance’ LP was our math-rock album, ‘Start Again’ our emo album, and this one, ‘Elysian Skies’ our Post-Rock album. This is why we went with Tom producing too – to make it as big as possible,” says drummer Matt Shaw. “It definitely features some darker sections than we’re used to (musically speaking), and I think is the first time we’ve found the right balance between all our various influences.”

Inspired by pop rock icons Fleetwood Mac, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel and stimulated by the sonic legacies of their scene peers (The Appleseed Cast, TTNG, Broken Social Scene and Bon Iver), this time around Cappellina took a step back from lyric writing duties to split 50/50 with Jenkins.

Where ‘Start Again’ saw Lakes take their darkest moments and come out of the other side, ‘Elysian Skies’ is an evolution of that woe and emerging into a realm that is full of colour, brightness and hope. It’s the band forging their own path and signalling a new phase in 2023, not quite the re-birth of their previous record, but a phase that contains the very essence of what the band have grown into — and what they do best.

Elysian Skies is out 28th April via Big Scary Monsters

Tour dates

23rd May – Little Buildings, Newcastle

24th May – Broadcast, Glasgow

25th May – Retro, Manchester

26th May – JT Soar, Nottingham

27th May – Portals Festival, London

5th – 8th July – 2000 Trees Festival

Tickets HERE

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