As the singer and co-founder of Fool’s Gold, a band that has been blending African dance music and New Wave pop stylings since 2009, Luke Top has achieved international acclaim and toured all around the world. He’s also collaborated with an impressive array of artists including Papercuts and Cass McCombs. Yet on Suspect Highs, Top turns inward. Self-produced during a period of relative isolation after several years of touring and being in bands full time, the LP is his most personal collection of songs to date.
Though there are subtle parallels to the world music touchstones of Fool’s Gold, Top has crafted something wholly new with Suspect Highs. Top employs his trademark melismatic croon to deliver pensive, introspective lyrics, and the result stands out as a singular offering of gorgeous, compelling chamber pop.
“‘On the Shore’ makes us feel so freakin’ chill. Picture beads of condensation dappling that piña colada glass as you squint into the sunset.” -Noisey
RIYL: Ducktails, Fool’s Gold, The Beach Boys, Rodrigo Amarante, Beach House, The Growlers, The Shins, Gardens & Villa, Jorge Ben, Dent May
Recommended Tracks: Track #1, “Marble Floors,” Track #2, “Avalon,” Track #4, “On The Shore,” Track #8, “Lucky Penny”
Digital Servicing Only
Label: Org Music/Grand Gallop
Going for Adds 3/7 & 3/8
Listen to Track #4, “On The Shore,” and Track #8, “Lucky Penny,” below: