Lapland: “Unwise” (Stream)

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Hundred Pockets Records

Songwriter John Mease may not be treading where no bedroom pop artist has gone before: listeners who like artists such as DNTEL, Album Leaf, and the Notwist will find affinities to them in his work. That said, the debut recording of the Brooklynite’s Lapland project presents a fetching take on a genre already rife with warm synths and introspective vocals. What Mease brings to the table is an admirable balance of tautly constructed songs and multihued arrangements. Thus, there’s not a languid moment here; but there are many lovely ones.

Check out a stream below of album track “Unwise,” (via SoundCloud).

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