Recreational Love, the new LP from the Bird and the Bee, is one of the most charming hit records of the summer. According to Vada Magazine, the album is an excellent candidate to become a “summer favorite” due to the duo’s “almost subliminal ability to subvert the pop genre and incorporate a looser jazz element which won’t scare even the most squeamish.” Reviewer John Preston says, “It’s not easy for a pop act to create a sound that makes them immediately identifiable but it’s one of the most essential and desired aims of the genre and one that The Bird and the Bee have managed effortlessly.” Read more here.
MXDWN has a long, involved, and insightful interview with the group’s vocalist and lyricist, Inara George. The feature touches upon every element of the band, from the process of recording, to playing live, to working with top-notch remixer Robert DeLong (who did a version of album cut “Will You Dance?”). George also drops hints about the future of The Bird and the Bee, which may feature some new band members due to producer/keyboardist Greg Kurstin‘s busy schedule working with acts like Sia and Beck. Check out the whole thing here.