With light piano and Kristin Stokes’ chamber-hall-like echoing vocals, Lawrence & Leigh open “Chelsea Nights” in a dream-like state. Soon Andrew Kalleen takes over with crisp yet mellow, folk-ridden vocals. The listener is treated to a dreamy pop song, inundated with hints of 60s folk and infused with the free spirit of jazz. Highly intriguing vocal harmonies extend into Kristin’s near Dark Side of the Moon improvised shrieks. In “Chelsea Nights”, Lawrence & Leigh have succeeded in their mission to create expansive, unique music.
The video for “Chelsea Nights” was shot in an abandoned factory in upstate New York on a minimal budget; strengthening the strange, haunting nature of Lawrence & Leigh’s creation. “Chelsea Nights” can be found in Lawrence & Leigh’s project Odyssey, which includes three EPs. The song is on the first installment, Volume III: Hills & Masts, is actually the third part of the trilogy and arrives March 8.
Download: “Chelsea Nights” by Lawrence & Leigh