Beacon Confirm Details Of New Album ‘Along The Lethe’

Check out two new tracks from the duo...

Beacon have announced their new album ‘Along The Lethe’, due for release on September 9th. 

The Brooklyn-based electric duo have teased the project – their fourth full-length album – with two new gripping singles: ‘Ostrich’ and ‘Can’t Turn Back’. The double-drop follows the project’s atmospheric lead single ‘Until Next Time’.

Both tracks churn with emotion, weaving elegant, acoustic instrumentation with spurts of electronica. 

‘Ostrich’, featuring Colin Stetson, is a tale of loss, with refined rhythmic piano imploring response from tumbling jazz instrumentation reminiscent of Nicholas Britell’s coveted soundtrack ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’. Electronic production reinforces woodwind and horn into a flurry of intensity. ‘Can’t Turn Back’ is comparatively digital – adding fluctuating synths to a shuffling garage beat for a feeling of nostalgia. 

The project was conceived in lockdown and reflects Beacon’s anxieties and inspirations at the time.

Singer and producer Thomas Mullarney III explains: “I was haunted by this feeling of history intruding on our reality as lockdown descended on NYC. I was reading a book called The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth about the apocalyptic aftermath of the Norman Invasion of England in 1066, written in a ‘shadow tongue’ combining old and modern English. This uncanniness followed me through the pandemic.” 

The pair are set to share ‘Along The Lethe’ during their 2022 tour. 

Until then, tune in. 

Words: Gem Stokes

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