Following the victory and tragedy of 2013’s ‘How To Say Goodbye,’ Photo Ops returns with their sophomore offering, ‘Vacation,’ out February 5th via Bad Friend Records and available now for iTunes pre-order. Masterminded by Nashville’s Terry Price, the dream pop project brings life to the deepest questions and concerns with infectious melodies and lush, often-unexpected textures.
On ‘Vacation,’ Price creates soundscapes he hopes to be just that – a departure from daily life and chaos, shimmering with details immediate rather than obscure. Pondering how much thought to dedicate to the past, present and future, he paints mountain and ocean views in a dream pop via alt-country palette. I’d Be Dead features classical acoustic guitar and a mesmerizing melody, while Memories That Glow holds a bouncing piano hook begging to break free from the past. Meanwhile, You And Me Driving Cross Country captures perfectly a moment in time, with Price using his voice as in instrument, layering and harmonizing it with sighing strings.
Memories That Glow was unveiled via Paste but you can also take a listen via Soundcloud below.
A Nashville native for the past 15 years, Price was formerly a member of Oblio, who toured extensively for years. As he continues to come into his own with Photo Ops, he has shifted from the creation of a live experience to the composition of a pristine and honest record, with songs that both get stuck in your head and bring you to face some of life’s toughest questions. ‘Vacation’ is a human album that communicates pain but feels like understanding.