As a band that adopted a false name to avoid the pressures of fame and notoriety at its first gig, Little Daylight
has certainly come a long way. After the well-received release of their EP Tunnel Vision
last August, the Brooklyn trio is on a path to success with the release of their debut full-length album, Hello Memory
, due out July 15th. The album delves into a pop-synth world filled with pulsing beats, blazing instrumentals, and intimate vocals. Together, these components create an aura of vitality and youthful energy throughout the album, within which it's easy to completely lose yourself.
Initially recognized for remixing hits by alternative bands, traces of influence from this early work can still be found in Hello Memory
. "Runaround" exudes an electro-pop groove reminiscent of Passion Pit tracks, while the booming beats of "Mona Lisa" implicate those heard on The Neighborhood's hits. Despite these obvious influences, Little Daylight can greatly attribute the unique sound of Hello Memory
to the deceiving light air of many tracks on the album. As with "Overdose" and "Be Long," lead singer Nikki Taylor's compelling and honest vocals are disguised by their bubbly tune and the upbeat synths that bound them to one another. The lyrics have much deeper meaning than the catchy tracks readily display, only adding to the artistry that Little Daylight exudes on this album. Hello Memory
is infectious, and shows off Little Daylight's true musical capabilities.
is due out July 15th on Capitol Records. Get your copy here
. Check out the official video for "Overdose" below: