I really like the close vocal harmony of this sort of music. Yeah, it hearkens back to the late fifties and early sixties, but hey, there was some great music then.
Blue had this song on their 5th studio album, Colours, released in March of 2015. This was one of my favorite songs from last year, even if the whole album didn’t make my list.
Every once in a while, you come across an album that is almost entirely dependent upon your desire for songs about love set against a backdrop of slow licks and soft jams. Don’t You is just such an album.
To be honest, I’d be hard pressed to call even it’s most up tempo number, All The Ways, upbeat. It’s a little too laid back for that. Even at it’s loudest, this album is soft in a kind of Berlin in the bedroom way.
And, for the most part, this album works. Not completely, but it does work. The almost tentative voice of frontwoman Kelly Zutrau floats over the sonic clouds by bandmates Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow that wrap and carry their singer’s voice to the place she so plaintively seems to want to reach.
Still, I’m not decided yet as to how to recommend this album. I think I want to buy it, but I might have to listen to it another dozen times to really decide
Recommendation: Stream it (or buy it, if this is the kind of sound you live for)
Songs that I have a playlist for: Deadwater, Don’t Want to Be Your Girl, Weak, Move Me
Clunkers I will Thumbs Down: Island