Helium is a brilliantly apt title for the new record from Homeshake. Peter Sagar’s follow-up to 2017’s Fresh Air is a gossamer collection of late-night cuts, from the heady, hypnotic highlight ‘All Night Long’, which cleverly evokes both Mac Demarco and Frank Ocean, to the laid-back r&b jiving of ‘Just Like My’. Punctuated with soporific interludes, the LP drifts by effortlessly, thanks to loungey moments of romance (see the falsetto cool of ‘Nothing Could Be Better’) and subtly-infectious 80s pop of ‘Another Thing’. Helium is not short of gentle vulnerability and feeling, with the swaying chorus of ‘Like Mariah’ showcasing the Montreal-based artist’s knack for soulful melody. Homeshake goes from strength- to-strength and it’s a treat to float away with Helium.
Photo by Salina Ladha.
Buy: Homeshake – Helium