Despite the characteristically smooth vocals and pop-infused melodies of For The First Time, Syndey indie outfit Bell Weather Department are almost unrecognisable on their cinematic and dreamy new single, having changed their sound dramatically since the release of their self-titled debut last year.
Heavy on sultry, syrupy hooks, infectious synth lines, and electronic percussion, For The First Time is the first taste fans are getting of a two-part EP release expected for later this June, which, according to the band, is to act as “an unofficial soundtrack to innocence,” dealing with themes of naivety.
The band’s new EP follows a string of lineup changes that saw the group seclude themselves for an entire summer to explore and experiment before recording their new release. For The First Time is the product of the experimentation that went on in the band’s home studio, dubbed ‘The Factory.’
Listen: Bell Weather Department – For The First Time