To date, Ra Ra Riot have two solid albums under their collective belt (2008’s The Rhumb Line and 2010’s The Orchard). With a third LP on the horizon, the band offers a taste the upcoming Beta Love. While Ra Ra Riot is known for their punchy, lushly arranged pop melodies, “When I Dream” is a bit of a departure for the group, but a welcome one. A hint of electronica, a haunting vocal melody, and an uncharacteristically sparse arrangement. If “When I Dream” is at all indicative of what Beta Love might sound like, Ra Ra Riot may be poised to avoid falling into the boring comfort of simply rehashing what’s worked in the past.
Check out “When I Dream” below:
Beta Love is slated for a January 22 release.