“On For Us we wanted to try something with slightly more energy than our past two singles, venturing slightly out of our comfort zone, while still trying to preserve a sense of sincerity and emotion,” Arctic Lake recently told Line of Best Fit website. On reading that statement your thought patterns may well have worked in the same way as ours and wouldn’t have been forgiven for expecting some sort of adrenalin spouting livewire rock and roll banger. However, it seems that Arctic Lake’s version of energy is the same as a layabout who thinks that getting out of bed, walking ten minutes to post a letter at the post office and having a coffee with a friend is a very busy day.
Not that we’re complaining though, the serene languidness that seems to course through everything that Arctic Lake do is still beautifully compelling. Emma Foster’s lustrous vocals have a breathy soulful air to them whilst the guitar and beats create a quilted coat of loveliness, meaning that those London Grammar comparisons are inevitably going stick for a while longer. A lovely piece of tempered and mild-mannered ambient pop.
Arctic Lake - For Us