TEEN The Way and Color
Apr 22nd, 2014
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Pivoting from the melodic psych of their previous efforts, TEEN's second full-length The Way and Color shows the young group confidently shifting direction with their distinctly modern, R&B-informed pop.
Searching for inspiration following their last album, the band's three sisters - lead singer Teeny Lieberson, keyboardist Lizzie Lieberson and drummer Katherine Lieberson - found direction from a simple lineup tweak, joining with bassist Boshra AlSaadi to mine a new side of the band's sound.
What emerged was the ambitious scope of The Way and Color. Recorded over a ten-day session in upstate New York, the band infuses their brooding pop with minimalist beats and complex harmonies, inspired by D'Angelo and Erykah Badu's classic R&B.
Amidst the album's rich patchwork, Teeny emerges as a expressive, inspired frontwoman, touching on themes of relationships, womanhood and power. The record's crisp production from Daniel Schlett (DIIV) showcases her voice's stylistic agility, from the theatrical vamping of "Rose 4 U" to the twisting, soulful "More Than I Ask For." Toying with genre, TEEN successfully trades in the reverb for a punchy clarity and newfound maturity.
1. Rose 4 U
2. Not For Long
3. Tied Up Tied Down
5. Breathe Low & Deep
7. More Than I Ask For
8. Toi Toi Toi
10. All The Same