Lea Porcelain – Ohio

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After the brilliant single Pool Song, Lea Porcelain released two more songs, Choirs to Heaven and Consent of Cult, last year. The singles all built further suspense for the German duo’s sophomore album. This week, Markus Nikolaus and Julien Bracht dropped their latest teaser for the new album that will also be called Choirs to Heaven (Release: 21st May 2021).

Ohio is the story of two lovers who in a future scenario see the end coming and want to spend it together any way possible,” the band explains. “The world has become something we don’t seem to understand anymore. Forced to be alone and keep the distance from most of the people we know and long for.”

Markus Nikolaus and Julien Bracht are Lea Porcelain. Photo: Kane Holz

No wonder Ohio sounds beautifully dark but yet romantic. While the track remains close to Lea Porcelain’s signature post-punk-inspired sound manifested in their debut Hymns To The Night, the new single shows how their music developed towards a less densely packed arrangement. 

On the other hand, Ohio still features multiple layers. Listening to the song resembles driving through the landscape on the brink of dusk: In the back, the creeping horizon, in front, the proximity melts into color stripes due to the speed.

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