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Low: Try To Sleep [mp3]

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“Try To Sleep” has instant appeal. It sits nicely with Low‘s previous work, especially the more recent, though it also seems a bit more connected and full. That may be a stretch, though, as Low has always been a bit on the minimal side, from quiet volumes to stripped-down instrumentation. But maybe it’s not; this song does have more sound all around. And where Low’s catalog of material has done well with light, quiet songs, it’s good to hear something a bit more rounded.

That’s not to say “Try To Sleep” doesn’t maintain Low’s core sensibilities they’ve built over the years — it most certainly does. It’s just that it feels solid. Listening to “Try To Sleep” reminds me of listening to Beach House’s “Norway” or “Zebra” — it stands above the band’s previous work in strength, power and awe. And after several listens to the song and a peek into the following tracks, you can expect more of this from Low’s new LP, C’mon.

And that album title makes me wonder if, like St. Vincent, Low’s album name was inspired by Arrested Development as well.

C’mon drops via “Try To Sleep” by Low

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