Beach Houses's song, "New Year", paints a familiar picture for many of us. A young girl is portrayed as waiting for the new year to be able to change herself. Using the new year as a metaphor for a new start is the same thing many of us do in the coming days, making (and trying to stick to) New Year's Resolutions. The rest of the album is filled with lo-fi, dreamy harmonies, that are essential to Beach Houses's signature sound. If this type of music is not your normal cup of tea, try listening while needing to focus. It can put you in the zone quite easily.
Release date: May 15, 2012
Similar artist(s): Band of Horses, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective
Top tracks: Myth, Wild, New Year, On the Sea