Song Premiere: Ladada’s Bright, Sparkling “Comets”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 06.26.14 in News

Though its title summons images of heat and speed, “Comets,” from the forthcoming debut EP by Ladada, feels more like a blissful trip down a calm, winding river. Josiah Schlater’s voice rests high up in the ether, his falsetto soft and cottony, and the song’s gorgeous, languid melody recalls the Apples in Stereo at their most relaxed. The lyrics echo the music’s ease, praising the comet’s freedom compared to the motionlessness of the stars that surround it. Even when darkness begins to creep in near the song’s end — the vastness of space compared to a life without love — Schlater sounds peaceful and optimistic.