Stream Sondre Lerche's New Album, "Please"

by Brice Ezell

15 September 2014

Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche has a new album, Please, out next week, but you can stream it now courtesy of NPR.
 

Having already made the stellar tunes “Bad Law” and “Sentimentalist” available for stream Sondre Lerche has offered his newest LP, Please for listeners to stream in its entirety in the week leading up to its release, courtesy of NPR.
  
Please is unlike anything Lerche has recorded before; though it displays as much of his jazzy, quirky charm as any of his other LPs, it also finds him branching out into new and invigorating territories. The technicolor absurdity of “Lucifer”, the anthemic chorus of “Legends”, and the pummeling drums of “After the Exorcism” are all examples of Lerche breaking new ground, all the while maintaining his signature style. (The ultra-smooth guitars of “At Times We Live Alone” are a nice throwback to the Duper Sessions days.) Please is undoubtedly Lerche’s most well-rounded artistic achievement, and one of 2014’s essential recordings.

Stream Please at this link. The album will be released on September 23rd through Yep Roc/Mona.

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