Genre/Influences: Pop-Rock, Indie-Pop.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Church Of Trees is an Ottawa (Canada) based formation, which is already active for a couple of years now. They present us their newest opus featuring nine songs and, which comes one year after their sweet-sounding “The Dark & The Light”.
Content: I can’t say that there are significant changes with the previous album. The songs are still supported with a sweet-sugar Pop style. The main evolution is maybe the kind of danceable Pop running through a few songs and reminding me of Everything But The Girl. Male- and female vocals are alternating from song to song injecting even more diversity to the work. I also noticed a Ballad-like song (cf. “Lose It”) accentuating the album’s variety.
+ + + : I definitely prefer this album to its predecessor. And especially the well-crafted and somewhat ‘danceable’ approach running through “End Of Days” and “Heartbeat” reminds me of all the sensibility of Everything But The Girl.
– – – : I can’t get away from the idea that there’s more hiding inside this band –and especially this album, than what came out of it.
Conclusion: “New Bold Dawn” is an entertaining work with a few noticeable songs, but I’m sure this band is able to do better!
Best songs: “Heartbeat”, “End Of Days”.