Lewin’s sound has often explored experimental ambient electronica, but Gardens finds him delving into textural, beat driven pop. Lewin’s elastic beats flow beneath shimmering atmospheric chords and Rachael Comte’s lush vocals on the lead single Hearts. Elsewhere, Tali Gal-on’s vocals glide across glistening harmonics and the bent, subtle glitched beats in Wet Grass.
“I called the release Gardens, as all the songs take place in some kind of imagined constructed form of nature,” Lewin shares his thinking behind the album's title. “Each song is some kind of a garden that is sonically sculpted or left to run wild. In each garden, someone is trying to connect to someone or something, to search for some sort of solace or peace. I think everyone can relate to that search at one time or another.”