Naming an album after the golden-coloured horses originally bred in the plains of America’s South West might seem like a bit of a strange move, but upon listening to ‘Palomino’ - the fifth album from First Aid Kit - its title begins to make a lot more sense. Building upon the reflective folk that sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg have become so renowned for over the past decade, their most recent full-length may have been written and recorded back home in Sweden, but it undoubtedly bears a bold Americana heart. More classic influences - Fleetwood Mac, Carole King, Tom Petty - can be keenly felt in the swaggering chorus of opener ‘Out Of My Head’, the honeyed harmonies of ‘Angel’, or the groove-laden guitars of ‘Turning Onto You’, while flecks of funky classic rock pepper the album, via the likes of ‘Feeling That Never Came’ and ‘Fallen Snow’. A record of warm and soaring pop-rock that still manages to both delight and intrigue, ‘Palomino’ is the sound of a duo still roaming new territory, but feeling more confident than ever.
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Their fifth album, ‘Palomino’, is out next month.
Lifted from their upcoming new album ‘Palomino’.
The duo have also shared their newest track ‘Out of My Head’.
It’s their first new music since 2019.