Lotus Unveils New Studio Album ‘How to Dream in Color’ with Trailblazing Single

By Stu Kelly / May 3, 2024

Pioneering the realms of electronica, the esteemed quartet Lotus has announced its much-anticipated eleventh studio album, How to Dream in Color. Set for release on July 11, the album promises a transcendental journey through a kaleidoscope of soundscapes, blending instrumental mastery with selective vocal integrations.

Ahead of the album launch, Lotus tantalizes fans with a taste of their evolved musical ethos by releasing their bold new single, “How Do I Come Down.” This track serves as an audacious precursor to the album, pushing the boundaries of genre with its fusion of uptempo rhythms, distorted basslines, and haunting vocals from longtime collaborator Gabe Otto. Otto has a longstanding relationship with Lotus, and he famously stepped into the Dave Byrne role at 2014’s Gathering of the Vibes festival when Lotus played a tribute set to the Talking Heads

“This track is a manifesto for the entire album – a dream scenario where anything is possible yet flows like water,” said Luke Miller (guitar/keys). Bassist Jesse Miller adds, “The tonality moves between major and minor keys, akin to driving through a mountain highway, transitioning between light, dark, and the exhilarating unknown.”

Accompanying the single is a visually stunning lyric video crafted by Apeyalla, providing a captivating backdrop to Otto’s mesmerizing vocals. Additionally, fans can immerse themselves further in the Lotus experience by pre-ordering the exclusive first pressing of How to Dream in Color on vinyl, boasting a mesmerizing blue/white marble design.

Lotus’s journey towards How to Dream in Color has been marked by evolution and resilience, particularly following the tragic loss of their longtime percussionist, Chuck Morris. This album is a tribute to Morris’s legacy, showcasing the band’s unity and strength in adversity.

In celebration of the album’s release, Lotus has announced an exceptional performance at Johnny Brenda‘s in Philadelphia on July 11, promising an unforgettable night where the album will be played in its entirety. Tickets for this historic event are now on sale, with the added opportunity for attendees to snag a signed copy of How to Dream in Color.

Moreover, Lotus enthusiasts can catch the band live as they embark on their summer tour, commencing on May 3 in Buffalo, NY, and spanning nationwide until September 15 in Springfield, MA. This tour serves as a platform to showcase their latest musical opus and as a testament to Lotus’s enduring legacy in electronic music and beyond.

Tickets for the album release show can be purchased here. Fans can pre-save the album on streaming platforms here and pre-order various merch packages here

Check out the summer tour dates and the official lyric video for the new single below. 

Lotus Summer Tour 2024 Dates

  • May 3 + 4 – Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
  • May 18 – Golden Road Gathering – Placerville, CA
  • June 5 + 6 – Old Town Pub – Steamboat Springs, CO
  • June 7 – Mountains of Music – Vail, CO
  • June 8 – Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Bellvue, CO
  • July 11 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA 
  • July 13 – Rock The Dock – Lake George, NY
  • July 18 – Secret Dreams Festival – Thornville, OH
  • September 15 – The Big E Arena – Springfield, MA 

Cover photo: Sam Silkworth

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