Genre/Influences: Italo-Disco, Electro-Pop.
Background/Info: Swedish artist Carl Eric last year released several singles and the excellent debut-album “The Garden”. The EP “Liquid Courage” was released by the end of the year featuring five songs.
Content: The opening song “Games” was already released as a single and is a new, great, Italo-Disco exposure. The other songs left are mixing Italo-Disco and Electro-Pop; happy Electro featuring male- and female vocals.
+ + + : “Games” is a pure earworm featuring a danceable kick, a cool, vintage, melodic tune, 80s Disco effects and male-/female vocals with easy reminding vocals on top you’ll all start to sing during the chorus. Carl Eric stands for an impressive, top notch, qualitative, production. The songs are masterly crafted and carried by alluring melody lines while there’s a cool match between male- and female vocals. I like the vintage sound treatments the songs have been made by.
– – – : The songs are now and then a bit too short so the single remedy is to press the repeat button.
Conclusion: Carl Eric remains to me one of the most promising and talented contemporary Italo-Disco artists.
Best songs: “Games”, “Head Over Heels”, “Sail Away”.
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