Indie pop trio Mansionair has captured a bit of attention on the blogosphere last year with the release of their debut single/EP released through CHVRCHES’ Goodbye Records. Today, they’re back once more with “Speak Easy,” off of their next EP Pick Me Up, an appropriate contrast to their last title.
Though the wait has been long between releases, the noticeable development on their craft makes it all worth the while. “Speak Easy” is arguably their best work yet, the guitar pluckings recall a sensitive emo rock lament dipped into a simmering atmospheric electronica. The lush melodies wrapped around lead singer Jack’s whispery vocals, not a far cry from Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic’s feather-light delivery.
This track deserves to be the Sydney band’s biggest hit yet, “Speak Easy” certainly sounds like one of their most accessible and audience-friendly tracks. The dream-like soundscape makes a perfect torch song that has the potential to be a much buzzed about anthem in the hipster community, and possibly a popular bedroom soundtrack amongst that audience as well.
Pick Me Up EP, which includes “Speak Easy,” will be released October 2nd and is available for pre-order now on iTunes. Make sure to check out Mansionair’s social media below, as well as their tour dates with CHVRCHES this fall.
09/29 New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
10/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/04 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/05 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/07 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
10/08 Detroit, MI @ Masonic
10/10 St. Paul, MN @ Myth
10/13 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/14 Seattle, WA @ Paramount
10/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
10/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
10/22 Denver, CO @ Fillmore
10/23 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
10/24 Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/26 Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
10/27 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/28 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
10/30 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
10/31 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
11/05 Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory