Be Forest – ‘Earthbeat’

BE FOREST - 'EARTHBEAT'

This week Italian dream pop outfit Be Forest deliver their second album ‘Earthbeat’ (via We Were Never Being Boring). In addition, the four piece have announced a string of European tour dates. Since releasing their debut album ‘Cold’ in 2011 Be Forest have evolved, this time round it’s a much warmer, outward looking album. With the addition of synth specialist Lorenzo Badioli, the group is now a four piece, enabling a broader scope. But rather than adding an electronic layer, this has had the opposite effect, as Lorenzo opts for organic keyboard sounds (vibes, bells and only an occasional electronic swell). ‘Earthbeat’ also favours percussive rhythms, Drummer Erica Terenzi mixes it up throughout, keeping time with toms and shakers rather than the familiar sound of the hi-hat. This is where the Native American influence of the record really shines through. ‘Earthbeat’ is a breath of fresh air, a well considered collection of songs and one of the best albums I’ve heard this year. It’s also proof positive that an endless swathe of effects pedals isn’t a prerequisite for the genre. Not that that’s a bad thing! Highly recommended.

 
Be Forest – ‘Earthbeat’ (Album Stream)

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Be Forest – ‘Captured Heart’

BE FOREST - 'EARTHBEAT'

Stereogum have premiered the new video ‘Captured Heart’ from Be Forest‘s forthcoming album ‘Earthbeat’ (out February 4 via We Were Never Being Boring). If you missed the second single ‘Colours‘ take a listen here. The Italian four piece have sold out of limited edition red vinyl pre-orders but white copies are still available (pre-order)!

 
Be Forest – ‘Captured Heart’ [VIDEO]

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Be Forest – ‘Colours’

BE FOREST - 'EARTHBEAT'

‘Colours’ is the second serving from Be Forest‘s forthcoming LP ‘Earthbeat‘ (as premiered via Stereogum). The Italian dream poppers dish up another beautiful melody with heavy set reverb and playful percussion. If you missed the lead single ‘Captured Heart’ have a listen here (pre-order the limited edition vinyl @ Bandcamp).

 
Be Forest – ‘Colours’

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Be Forest – ‘Captured Heart’

BE FOREST - 'CAPTURED HEART'

Stunning new music from Be Forest! ‘Captured Heart‘ is the first single from the group’s second album ‘Earthbeat’ (due February 4 via We Were Never Being Boring). The trio delivered their much loved debut record ‘Cold’ back in 2011 which combined shoegaze, coldwave and dream pop influences. Since then the Italians have added another member (electronic wiz Lorenzo Badioli). The result being a more lush and diverse sound, rather than a more synthetic one. As the press release asks, “Be Forest’s melodies have always had a dreamy lightness as their striking feature, but now it is possible to feel a new warmth?” Apparently so – thumbs up!

 
Be Forest – ‘Captured Heart’

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