Hey there Fuzzers!
After announcing their new album, “Enter the Mirage“, out on March 27th on Heavy Psych Sound, premiering “Young Love – Old Hate” on The Obelisk, The Sonic Dawn trusted us to unveil for you today the video clip of the second song of this record, “Hits of Acid“.
If you’re familiar with the Copenhagen-based trio, you know they like to experiment things with their album crafting process, like how they wrote and recorded “Into the Long Night” in a remote place, totally isolated on the shores of the North Sea.
On this one, after some pretty rough times, Emil took a pledge towards “peace, love, and freedom“, then starting composing like crazy, for this album, but also his solo folk record. Then they set up a studio in, as they present it, “the gloomiest part of Copenhagen” to record and let the atmosphere infuse the songs, in a setting more similar to what they do on stage, and you can definitely feel it.
Hans Olsson Bookes (Graveyard…) is still at the mastering, doing a nifty job, as usual, the overall sound being at the same time clearer and rawer than ever, perfectly fitting to the Danes’ soothing music.
Follow the Danish trio on their acid trip to happiness
Enough introducing, let’s talk about the sound, rest assured, the trio stayed true to their 60s psychedelic identity, oscillating between catchy pop vibes and more trippy rock energy, still always with a strong bluesy feeling.
The two first songs are classic 60s psych anthems, barely more than 2min as this style often implies.
As “Young Love – Old Hate” might be a bit more on the uptempo energy side, “Hits of Acid” dwells more into the trippy laid-back vibe, as the title suggests.
Everything here suggests you to break free, have a good time, forget about any kind of trouble and let yourself go, enjoy and celebrate life, love, and freedom.
It starts with the guys waking up (probably a metaphor here), getting together through the song, ending on stage to round off this video with good vibes and joy.
All of the above really enhanced by the trippy old school and acid visual effects all over the place.
Watch “Hits of Acid” video clip
I got a glimpse at the rest of the album too, and trust me, you’ll want to listen to it, in one go, over and over.
The next songs take a bit more their time, to let the psychedelia go more freely and the result is depicting so well the spectrum of atmospheres and emotions they manage to capture into songwriting to our delighted ears’ pleasure.
I feel that they also dug deeper on this record, probably coming from the freedom theme that is central here, letting each song take its true form. The rhythm section, smooth organ and the guitar tone all work together, along with the trippy explorations, to bring me back to the glorious late 60s, evoking the masters of the genre, Beatles, 13th Floor Elevator, early Pink Floyd, be it with obvious references or more.
Now I will make sure to catch them on the road this year, for these tunes will probably take an even more wonderful shape on stage.