Psychedelic folk band Ames Harding & The Mirage have released their latest single, “tiger balm”, produced by rock band Animal Scream.
With its lush melodies and sultry vocals, “tiger balm” feels like a tropical escapade; it beautifully creates a tender soundscape, leading the listener through an intense sensory experience. Harding’s own multicultural upbringing is reflected in the music, with a blend of folk, latin and indie elements that make for a sophisticated, almost erotic sound.
Described as “an exploration of bisexuality and self-soothing”, the band manages to create a cinematic world that is full of sensuality. Alluring smells and flavors entice the senses, inviting the listener to completely give in and get lost in the tender sonic voyage. Allowing themselves to freely explore, Ames Harding & The Mirage’s “tiger balm” is complex and elegant, yet stays true to the primal qualities of sexual expression, and the result is delightful.