It’s hard to beat timeless songwriting and transformative musical sensibilities - two attributes that have gotten Denver’s indie rock ensemble Walden quite far. A partnership that first saw the light of day back in 2012, Walden ( comprising four members: Richard Becker, Jamie de Lange, Eric Hangartner and Andrew Mendel) reached impressive heights in 2018 following a string of post festival hype and haven’t looked back since. Back with their second single of the year, Walden offers up their world altering psychedelic pop-rock gem titled, “Taking it Slow.”
Inspired by the likes of Tame Impala and DJO, “Taking it Slow” opens up with kaleidoscopic synths, giving the impression that you are entering an alternate-universe of some sorts. Not quite in a rush, lead singer, Richard Becker, slowly and patiently ushers his listeners into his timeless utopia as he sings the following opening lines: feeling like I’m on a ride / A serotonin suicide/ just take me for a night drive. Moving in and out of low and high energy segments throughout the track, “Take it Slow,” lyrically and musically, emulates the boundless and non-linear nature of life, inviting listeners to experience everyday one determined step at a time.
Speaking on the track Richard shares, “This tune highlights the idea that time is on our side, and that even in our most difficult moments, we can find the strength to overcome our inner demons and emerge stronger and more resilient than before. The road to healing may not be linear, but with patience and determination we can find our way back to a place of hope and happiness.”
Impressively resonant and metamorphic, “Taking it Slow” marks, yet another, memorable single from Walden and a perfect opportunity for new listeners to sink into their blissful wall of sound.