BONNY DOON – ” Let There Be Music “

Posted: May 26, 2023 in MUSIC

Detroit indie-rockers Bonny Doon have a new album on the way. Let There Be Music will drop on June 16th on Anti- Records, and the first single, “Naturally,” is already available. The first release since the band’s pair of albums in 2017 and 2018 comes after guitar/vocalists Bill Lennox and Bobby Colombo joined Waxahatchee to play on her album Saint Cloud and join her on tour.

Then the band was sidelined because of health—drummer Jake Kmiecik suffered complications from his Crohn’s disease and Colombo dealt with a brain injury and Lyme disease. It’s great to have the trio back making music again, and lead single “Naturally” shows that they’ve only improved as they’ve taken time for healing. The chill vibe is elevated by tasty understated guitar and keys. “There’s a lot to talk about,” Lennox sings, “and we’ll let it happen naturally.”

Throughout the ten tracks in their new album “Let There Be Music”, you can hear the spaciousness Bonny Doon allowed themselves since their 2018 sleeper cult-classic “Longwave”.

Their latest musical journey is one that has big payoffs for devoted followers and undeniable rewards for anyone just stumbling across the band for the frst time. After extensively touring “Longwave” by supporting Band of Horses, Snail Mail and Waxahatchee,

Soon after, Colombo and Kmiecik, whose steady percussion and devotion to the songs creates a container for the indelible guitar lines, both entered a time of serious healing, These obstacles and commitments drew out the making of “Let There Be Music” for several additional years, and in the process, redefined the record as an achievement in perseverance for the band.

On their long-awaited third album, we get a glimpse into the pure joy of Bonny Doon. The album serves as less of one conceptual story, and each song as their own individual offerings of putting words to the ordinary experience of being alive. The band is at their most dynamic and the song writing deftly explores new terrain. “Let There Be Music” is brimming with small truths – both profound and mundane, comforting and difficult – and we are invited to revel in them all.

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