Love Me - SECRETLY CANADIAN
FILTER Grade: 84%
By Breanna Murphy on June 10, 2014
Tomas Barfod’s second album, Love Me, is your summer jam—full of bright, catchy hooks to steer you toward the sun and moody, deep-cut grooves to guide you back from the stars. Like 2012’s Salton Sea, Barfod once again brings his DJ sensibilities and talents to mixing sounds and transforming them into emotional experiences. The Danish musician is joined by a multitude of varied guests for this trip there and back, including a wistful Here We Go Magic’s Luke Temple, a laidback Night Beds, a soulful Pell and a saccharine Sleep Party People, in addition to longtime Barfod collaborators Jeppe Kjellberg and Nina K, both alums of Salton Sea. K’s appearances, in particular—four in all—are all album standouts; her chemistry with Barfod here is, singularly, one of 2014’s sweetest stunners. But, above all of Love Me’s highlights, it’s the fact that Barfod has taken a great debut and made it into a stellar sophomore record that delights the most. Don’t leave home without it.