Lemonade Marinade - Paradise Bay
Lemonade Marinade crafts a perfect slice of warm, soothing Americana on the tender “Paradise Bay”. The inviting presence of the piece is an absolute joy to behold for it contains such radiant sundrenched colour. An intoxicating mixture of folk, country, chamber pop, theatre music, and a whole slew of other genres are filtered into the sound in a way that is keenly balanced. Her voice however is the true finishing touch of the piece. Never rushed, she takes her time in emphasizing each and every verse. References abound going from the new folk symphonic musings of Fleet Foxes to the grace of Beach House’s Victoria Legrand.
Guitar enters into the equation at first, with a sense of confidence behind it. The gestures are delicate and natural, for everything happens in due time. Buildup of the piece happens in a way that has a classical cadence to it. With a keen ear for melody her soulful voice contains such life behind it, and her storytelling has a certain poetry about it. Layer upon layer of sound enters into the fray yet it maintains that light touch over the course of the entire piece, for there is a rustic charm to the way that it all evolves. Word choice here is careful, considered, and deliberate for she makes sure to make every moment count. A nice little piece of sonic balm the song has a welcome home quality to it.
“Paradise Bay” revels in a sense of kindness, proving Lemonade Marinade to be band bringing folk forward.