On his second single under alias LIPS LIPS LIPS, Søren Juul expands his vision of grand, sweeping indie-pop works that find space to marvel and muse.
A trudging drum machine dub-groove, courtesy of producer Aaron Coyes (Peaking Lights), models the nexus of the production, a densely layered space yet with a feathery sway to it. Strings and synths swell and reverberate before unfolding into full waltz for the chorus.
Juul’s lyrics trace links between the everyday and the universal. The cosmic flow with all its odd knots and turns that tie us up, set us free and sometimes land us in just the right spot.
Juul debuted under the name Indians, releasing the LP Somewhere Else on 4AD back in 2013. His intimate yet expansive dream-pop earned him high acclaim, a composing gig for the film The Fault In Our Stars and a taste of the limelight.
Juul then retired Indians and released his second LP, This Moment, under his own name, Søren Juul. The album, full of wistful atmospherics, charted a meandering young artist’s yearning for a home.