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Paracosm

Washed Out
SUB POP

It’s easy to fall in love with Paracosm, and nearly impossible to quit it. Washed Out’s Ernest Greene is back with his second album of escapist romantic grooves that enter a parallel universe where every month is summer and even the chirping crickets are charming. Here, Greene sticks with the samples that made his debut gorgeous, but also adds vintage electronic keyboards. Resultantly, the mood is as chill but also more expansive. Each song floats into the next seamlessly, equal parts beach dance party and lounge fest. Ambient bird calls and party people make up the background of “It All Feels Right,” a song filled with enough dreamy melodies and shimmering keyboard bits to power a thousand fairy tales. This is music where you tune in, drop out and revel in getting lost in the middle.