The band unveiled the songs “Good Together,” “Better Not Tell You” and “Twenty-Five” from the LP leading up to the release. American Songwriter praises the latter track, noting that “lead singer Rachael Price swells and belts out thoughts about getting older, love, and distance. These are the ingredients to stir the soul.” The song was also featured on NPR Music’s All Songs Considered, saying “there is a generosity of spirit in this song and humility.”


On Good Together the band arrives with a renewed sense of purpose, aiming to highlight our shared humanity against the social divisions pulling us apart. The ethos of Good Together can be described as “joyful rebellion,” just as energetic and danceable as it is defiantly principled.


The album finds Lake Street Dive working once more with Grammy-winning producer Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr.), also marking the first time all the members of the band collaborated in the earliest, most vulnerable stages of songwriting together, creating a unique approach to the sessions. The group gathered in drummer Mike Calabrese’s Vermont home, where bandmembers would each contribute, expanding the band’s musical palette and expressive range.


“In the past we’d written pieces of songs and shared them with each other and built them up from there, but we always had the space to listen and reflect in total privacy,” details the band’s Rachael Price. “At first it was terrifying to write together in the same room, but as soon as we got started it felt so fun. We very quickly realized, ‘Oh, we need to do this again and again.’”


The new record follows the band’s critically acclaimed 2021 release, Obviously, which received a host of critical praise including from Rolling Stone, who heralded, “at a moment when pop strives for lo-fi, solitary-world intimacy, the jazz-pop-whatever band refuse to think small” while Downbeat cheered, “Lake Street Dive finds beauty in pop.”

23 juni 2024
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