Release date: February 2014
Past Life is the third studio album by American orchestral folk pop band Lost In The Trees, released on February 18, 2014 through Anti- Records. The album was recorded in 2013 at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, North Carolina.
When Lost In The Trees set out to record Past Life, they knew they needed a break with the past. Frontman Ari Picker looked to move beyond the themes of loss that fueled their previous two albums. "I wanted to reach out and grab the music rather than have it come from some internal place." On past releases Picker had used an expanded six-member band to render his carefully composed, classical-inflected songs, bringing them fully arranged to the studio for the band to perform. For this album, the band was pared to a lean electronic-rock four-piece, and in this new configuration Lost In the Trees took to the road to workshop the songs that would become Past Life.