Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: BlackieBlueBird is a Danish male-female duo striking back with their second full length album. This work has been unleashed two years after the debut work “Ghost River”.
Content: “Goodbye In July” sounds delicate while Heidi Lindahl’s timbre of voice has something fragile. The perfect mix to create melancholic ballads and that’s precisely what this new work stands for. The songs composed on acoustic guitar, bass and even mandolin by Nils Lassen have something authentic. Music and vocals transpose the listener into a dreamy voyage. Lyrical themes empower the melancholia while the vocals seems to symbolize the vulnerability of life.
+ + + : This work has something of ballad-noir music. The songs have been composed in a melancholic mould creating a deeply, sensitive and even emotional experience. I like the vocals of Heidi Lindahl reminding me to Christa Belle (Hungry Lucy). There’re a few little pearls featured, but I especially want to mention “Who Loves The Lover”. Last, but not least I also have to say a word about the great artistic digipak.
– – – : The only point that hurts me a bit is the sometimes monotonous sensation I got during the listening. There’s less diversity, the sound formula being the same on all songs.
Conclusion: If you feel sad and you need something sweet and sugar-like to feel better, you can also listen to BlackBlueBird.
Best songs: “Who Loves The Lover”, “What Time Is It?”, “Sorry Lives Here No More”, “Break It”.