Milky Chance

Before it can burst into flame, every fire needs an initial spark. For Milky Chance, that flickering introduction came a little over three years ago when they released their now infamous debut track “Stolen Dance”. After its release, Milky Chance ascended to the coveted number one spot in several countries, became the “most blogged about act” on Hype Machine and released the successful follow-up singles “Down By The River” and “Flashed Junk Mind” off of their self-produced album Sadnecessary.

As a result the duo, comprised of childhood friends Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch, left their small hometown of Kassel, Germany for multiple tours that took them across several continents, to the fields of Glastonbury, the desert of Coachella, and the stage of Lollapalooza. It’s this journey, replete with the push and pull of emotion that comes from being uprooted that forms the basis of their new album ‘Blossom’.

Home, and the feeling of being entrenched in the foundation of one place, isn’t just a necessity – it’s a human need. “As an artist you fuel a lot of creativity by jumping into the bus and going somewhere new, but it’s also about being rooted somewhere”, says Clemens. Perhaps even more pertinent though is this: in the years between the release of Sadnecessary and this new album, Clemens welcomed someone new into his life – his daughter.

The first single to rise from this period of reflection is “Cocoon”, a track that’s about “trying to find a place where you can be yourself and not be distracted; to slow down and reflect on yourself”.

Like their previous album, there’s no doubt that Blossom will enter the ears of the music world with an unrelenting force – and their hearts.

Artist Moos

February 10

MILKY CHANCE ARE BACK WITH NEW SONG “EGO”

After releasing their hit single “Cocoonin November last year (#12 in triple j’s Hottest 100) and “Doing Good” earlier this year, Milky Chance have today released “Ego”, another taste of their forthcoming album “Blossom”.

The latest offering from the German two-piece does not differ from their thoughtful and catchy lyrics, it’s a song about distance that is impossible to overcome. In classic Milky Chance form, the track is an earworm of the best kind.

Listen to the bouncy new single now:

Blossom will be released on March 17, 2017 (giving you enough time to learn the lyrics for Groovin the Moo!) and is available for pre-order now. However, if you’re like us and just can’t get enough of them, the duo have released an interactive website where you can delve into the making of Milky Chance, how they make music and what’s behind their new album. Check it out!

P.S. It’s Friday, so lets flashback to this clip of the duo performing Taylor Swifts “Shake It Off” for triple j’s Like A Version back in 2005. It’s still so good!


March 17

Milky Chance ‘Blossom’ Review

Did someone say new Milky Chance? Blossom drops today and we’re here to give you our thoughts on the German duo’s sophomore outing!

It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch.

Two years on the road, away from friends and new additions to the family, including Dausch bringing a daughter into the world, has all helped define who Milky Chance are in their 2017 release. The overall vibe of Blossom is a refinement what you’ve come to expect with heaps of feel good, catchy pieces from the pair out of Kassel.

Rehbein dedicates the album and title track “Blossom” to his daughter. The recurring motif of growth and maturation can be heard all throughout the album, particularly when the first track finally fades in, it blooms with a sweeping sample of their staple electronic infused indie folk, giving us that memorable sound we all know and adore.

If you don’t already feel like you’re riding a giant cloud of good vibes, “Ego” will get you bouncing, and better yet “Firebird” will have you literally swaying through the sky with jovial string arrangements and dense, determined lyrics.

“Doing Good” takes a slightly more serious turn. The band plays off the notion of feeling less than good and protecting your emotions under the guise that you’re feeling good or fine. It’s an introspective piece, driving home feelings of potential isolation, not being grounded while touring and trying to find a balance in life.

There are a number of new elements and worldly instruments present in the album, including conga drums, Spanish guitars and backing voices chanting through “Clouds”. The carefully arranged and distinctly European sound is ever so present throughout Blossom.

Rehbein strips these elements back with an intimate ballad in “Stay” leaving his raspy vocals and acoustic guitar to duel, with similarly fantastic results in the beautiful key stroker, “Piano Song”.

The lovely Izzy Bizu jumps in for a feature mid-album, flipping the formula with an almost poppy electronic jam “Bad Things” and of course their staple “Cocoon” completes the circle of where Milky Chance have come from with tighter, refined sounds.

Milky Chance have grown up in the three years since 2014’s Sadnecessary. You get older, find love, have children. Life happens. Blossom tries new ideas without forgetting what made them so great in the first place and is met with resounding success.

 

You’re going to absolutely love the new album! Blossom is a crowd pleaser that’ll have GTM fans chanting from beginning to end.

Blossom is available now on Spotify, so check it out!

 


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