The new single, “Raindrops,” from Besnard Lakes is a psychedelic flight through the mind while deep in an altered state. Opening lyric, “on the other side of the world,” is used for the first of two songs. In this case, it details the idea of evolution determining the story of the Garden of Eden. Listen for a reference to the death of Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis, as well.
The Besnard Lakes have passed through death and they’re here to tell the tale. Nearly five years after their last lightning-tinted volley, the magisterial Montreal psych-rock band have sworn off compromise, split with their long-standing label, and completed a searing, 72-minute suite about the darkness of dying and the light on the other side – The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings, the group’s forthcoming sixth album.