La Dee Da, the band I adore most dearly in the Bay Area is finally coming out with their first full-length in September. Over-elated and childlike in demeanor, I had to stop myself from simply writing “OMGOMGOMG” as my review.
Comprised of musicians who astonish me endlessly, I now present “Builder,” an assembly of wandering piano, fluttering flute, and lighthearted vocals that drape themselves over you like silk on a breezy afternoon. If you close your eyes, you can almost feel airy drums brush past you as horns softly sweep back your hair.
“I am a builder of things great and small,” states lead singer, Rosie Steffy — words that we should not take lightly. Everything, and I mean everything that she does musically, is gold; however, La Dee Da is by far the shiniest of all her projects. From eccentric rhythmic patterns to the vibrant imagery in her lyrics, Rosie and her gang are building an entire universe all their own.