Washed Out – It All Feels Right

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“It All Feels Right” is in a way the spot-on follow-up to Ernest Green a.k.a Washed Out’s critically acclaimed debut album. Green takes the blueprint of his seminal “Feel it All Around”, a track that encapsulated an entire sub-genre of narcotic flashes and tape warped romanticism with 80’s nostalgia, and fuses it with light touches of psychedelia, resonating Yoshimi-era The Flaming Lips . Yet, “It All Feels Right” is not a sea change as much as a full-fledged perfection of the woozy harmonies that Washed Out once pioneered along with fellow chillwave cronies Neon Indian and Toro Y Moi.

Compared to Within and Without, Green’s vocals are less mumbly and the texture of “It All Feels Right” feels more airy and organic. Musically, it’s a more mature approach, but just as Neon Indian and Toro Y Moi went on to find a sustainable purpose for their craft, Green shows that there is a way forward for his decadent compositions even after the light of the initial buzz has flickered out.

Paracosm, Washed Out’s sophomore album is out on August 13th via Sub Pop records.

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