With *shot girl summer right around the corner, there couldn’t be a better album to bring about that summer-time feeling than Summerland. Coleman Hell’s debut album meant for the soul-searchers, the wanderlust adventurers, and anyone looking for a little inspiration. Summerland is upbeat, free-spirited, and undeniably catchy. It beautifully blends both electronic and acoustic production that really nails that new age folk-pop-rock sound. A little bluesy banjo here, some thumping bass there … it’s basically like Kygo and Mumford & Sons had a baby.
Learn more about Coleman Hell here: Coleman is quite the interesting fellow. To start, he created Summerland by locking himself in an isolated cabin for 2 months in the North Canadian wilderness. He also claims to have stolen the album title name from the Wiccan religions (AKA witchcraft). This interview with Aesthetic Magazine pulls back the veil on Hell’s creative process, contemplative psyche, and highlights some of his most notable movements on tour, like run-ins with Hilary Clinton.
Release date: October 14, 2016
Similar artist(s): Smallpools, Max Frost, Moon Taxi
Top tracks: 2 Heas, Fireproof, Devotion