Laetitia Sadier, “Then, I Will Love You Again”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 07.08.14 in Listen to This

With Stereolab on an indefinite hiatus that recently eclipsed the five-year mark — and yes, that includes an all-too-brief onstage reunion in the middle of Deerhunter’s ATP bill — we might as well consider founding member Laetitia Sadier a full-time solo artist at this point. After all, Something Shines (out September 23 through Drag City) maintains her reputation of releasing a new album every couple years, although this one took a little more time to complete than the last two.

“The desire was for the songs of Something Shines to alternate between a riveting caress and an invigorating shake,” reads the record’s press release. “To start from the Earth and to tilt up, towards the sky, before coming back down to the planet again.”

In the case of “Then, I Will Love You Again,” we’re following Sadier’s ascent straight up towards tightly wound strings, a steady-handed rhythm section, and bold horn blasts. The effect is a hopeful one, setting the stage for an uplifting fall listen…