The sole member of Balue’s make-up, Eli Thomas, must never leave his bedroom. He’s even bookmarked his sound as “chilled out, low-fi bedroom tunes” although it merges into something alike Washed Out’s latest singles off Paracosm. Bird chirps gravitate smoothly into the stretched sound of Balue’s slanted guitar tones and wistful voice, which match the air of summer nostalgia he’s giving his all to revisit. Balue’s youthful reconnaissance pairs simply with his lyrics (“still don’t want to grow up, that’s never going to change“) and culminates towards the picturesque road trip mix tape fresh off a car radio.
The full album, Quiet Dreamer, will release on June 24th. It is available via cassette here.