By: Staff –
Known for their unique ability to weave ethereal soundscapes into blown-out, crush-pop confections, Vancouver’s Belle Game have announced their sophomore album, Fear/Nothing, which slated for release on September 8th via Arts & Crafts.
Produced by Dave Hamelin (The Stills) and executive producer Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), the 10-track collection is filled with lush compositions, led by the powerful and hypnotic vocals of Andrea Lo, with backing vocals from Kevin Drew. Today, the band shares the dynamic first single “Spirit”, which you can stream below.
About the track, Lo says, “Spirit was created through the relinquishing of logic, allowing the music to take form through feeling with no end goal as opposed to structural forms. It’s the result of letting ourselves be playful, youthful and in joy, having no consequence or imposed judgment for what we created in that moment.”
Fear/Nothing combines the sweeping synth-driven dream pop of the Cocteau Twins with confident vocal-driven melodies of genre-defying artists like Empress Of and Jessy Lanza. From hushed anthems to distorted instrumentals, Belle Game teeters between two worlds. Whatever the mood, it’s always a celebration of the hard times and a refusal of fear.
Belle Game 2017 Tour Dates
7/16: Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver Folk Festival
7/28: Oro Medonte, ON @ Way Home Festival
8/12: Fernie, BC @ Wapiti Festival
9/8: Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl Festival
9/16: Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre *
9/19: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
9/21: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *
9/22: Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
9/29: Chicago, IL /@The Aragon *
10/21: Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore *
10/23: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre *
*supporting Broken Social Scene