If you like the lush, romantic ambient-pop of Cigarettes After Sex, I think you’ll love Red Flower Lake. They’re a husband/wife duo with a dreamy sound and a dark aesthetic. They have just released a new EP Three Truths. Listen on Spotify here.
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Singer Rahimah Wright’s low vocal tones swirl under crashing cymbals, igniting the sound of passion – something we all need a boost of in this extremely un-sexy time. she says.
“We have been deep in love but have also been very lost at some points. We are lucky to have music as a lifeboat when we are shipwrecked in a sea of heartbreak which, at least for us, can turn to depression. It’s not easy to admit being depressed. This music has lifted us up beckoning us to be our best selves – the selves we dream we can be. We only have this moment and making it the best we can is a constant practice for us. These songs are a result of that practice.”
This straightforward and monumental intention is the mission for Red Flower Lake, a musical partnership between Abel and Rahimah Wright, who happen to be husband and wife. Since they were teenagers they have been making music together, but after more than two decades of collaboration, Red Flower Lake marks a newfound clarity and confidence, a coming into being. Red Flower Lake is lush, heady electro-pop. Aloe vera for our dried-out hearts. Sweeping melodies and understated yet complex soundscapes.
These songs are open doors to a relationship: two people who know each other about as well as two humans can, singing to the other, about each other, offering a brave and heartfelt depiction of the territories they have survived and navigated together. It’s all here: intimacy and distance, heartbreak and ecstasy. Vulnerability, insecurity and courage. Not only is this music about love and partnership; it is the sound of love and partnership, in all its highs and lows. It is a love sound. Open up your ears, let the music reverberate and wake up your love vibration.