Delay Trees release their fourth album Let Go on the 24th March 2017. A more direct Delay Trees album, Let Go finds the band in their most melodic moment, with a keen sense of songcraft whilst playing to the strengths of the classic Delay Trees sound.
This coming Autumn 2017, Delay Trees celebrate 10 years as a going concern. Four is a key number for the Delay Trees; Let Go is their 4th album, the album cover also consists of 4 ‘pillars’ that “could portray our albums as well as ourselves, the same group of four we’ve been all along”. The band bring some more insight into Let Go.
“In the past few years we’ve experienced painful losses in our personal lives. We’ve been pushed to the limits and forced to deal with demons we hadn’t quite faced before. Let Go is a manifest to that struggle. The songs are our effort to try and understand the ever-changing nature of our selves, of life and of “the everyday” we often feel disoriented by. It Is a ”goodbye” to memories and a ”hello” to a fresh start.
Let Go is not avant-garde in any way, it’s actually the same type of melancholic pop we’ve been making throughout our now 10 year old career, but its pain and beauty is truly ”lived”. It may be full of heartbreak and feelings of being lost but it’s also an album of new beginnings and new you’s.
We recorded the album with our long term partner in crime Julius Mauranen at Mankku-studios in Porvoo and at Studio Kekkonen in Helsinki during the summer of 2016.
Additional recordings took place in Hämeenlinna at ’Odd Jazz’ studios. The album was mixed by Julius Mauranen and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde. All of the songs are written and produced by Rami Vierula except 'Hum’ by Onni Oikari.”
Delay Trees are:
Rami Vierula - Vocals, guitars, keyboards
Lauri Järvinen - Guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Onni Oikari - Drums and percussion, guitar, backing vocals and lead vocals on ”Hum”.
Sami Korhonen - Bass guitar
“Delay Trees have the gift of crafting a superb autumnal pop song”.Prefix
Delay Trees: Let Go (Soliti 061) Release date 24.03.2017
1. Black Ice
3. Brightest Eyes
4. Best Things
5. Sound Of Darkness
6. Blame It On The Snow
7. It’s Not Who You Are
8. Pale July
Delay Trees play the Let Go album launch show atHelsinki’s Everyday Is Like Sunday/Siltanen club on the 28th March 2017. More shows for April to be announced.
”Delay Trees did everything right on this record. It’s an album for everyone who knows how to appreciate music.”
» Your Dead Partner 10/10
”Straight from the beginning of opening track, 'Black Ice', we're launched straight into a series of delicately constructed melodies, and more individual tunes in the one track than many bands will manage in an album.”
» Nordic Music Review 9.5/10
"Pop-koukut viuhuvat ilmassa, ja vaikka lyriikat vihjaavat surun olevan lähellä, nostaa musiikki jalkoja lattiasta. Ja uskallan väittää: juuri tässä Delay Trees on vahvimmillaan. "
» desibeli 5/5
"Delay Trees lienee Suomen tasalaatuisin monikansallista, ajatonta ääntä tuottava popyhtye."
» Aamulehti 4/5
"Onnistuneen levyn kantavia teemoja ovat vanhasta irtautuminen ja uusi alku."
» KSML 4/5
"Let Go sopii hiljaisiin hetkiin ja hämyisille klubeille, unenomaisille junamatkoille ja aamun sarastukseen. Maailmassa ei ole koskaan liikaa kaunista poppia."
» Hämeen Sanomat 4/5
"There’s tons of touchstones on the album, from modern expansive pop tropes to the intimacy of joyfully solemn bedroom pop. Through it all, Let Go feels like the great Brit pop record that never got made; it’s the sort that walks the fine line between artistry and accessibility, filled with warm tones and melodies made to feel personal."
» Austin Town Hall
”Let Go speaks to endings, beginnings, survival and hope. And it does so with wide-scape guitar pop that soars and inspires. ”
» When You Motor Away
”Each song is constructed with such precision and attention to detail, like perfect pieces carefully sewn together into a some comforting musical equivalent of a security blanket.”
» In Between Songs
”… as a whole the record is high-class, stands the test of time and brings a smile to your face. Simply: the best from Delay Trees.”
» Alice & June / Rosvot
”Let Go on levy, joka ilahduttaa joka kuuntelukerralla uudelleen. Siinä Delay Trees onnistuu, koska yhtyeellä on terävä biisikynä ja kyky rakentaa kappaleisiinsa kerroksellisuutta.”
» Matti Nives / Image (Kuulokuvia)