Background/Info: This is the fourth full length album by the Swedish electro-pop formation Daybehavior. The least I can say is that they don’t release new work on a regular basis; this new opus being released seven years after “Follow That Car” (2012).
Content: Daybehavior remains animated by the delicious, sensual and fragile vocals of Paulinda Crescentini, but the music is also something special. This is not the classical electro-pop composition driven by happy tunes and danceable rhythms. The splendor and magic of Daybehavior hides inside the melancholic atmospheres of their work. The songs are melodic, but mainly evasive-like. One of the most danceable cuts is the “Extended 12” Mix” of “Change”, which is a song previously released as an EP title track.
+ + + : I’ve always been a huge fan of Paulinda’s particular timbre of voice. It’s somewhat sensual, definitely fragile and filled with emotion, creating a perfect match with the melancholia of the music. The album features some beautiful songs and I especially have to mention “A Boy A Girl”. It’s a delicate exposure of electro-pop, but still an emotional sonic voyage into an intimate universe. The album features multiple captivating synth lines. This album sometimes reminds me of the magic of Conjure One.
– – – : You don’t hear me complaining, but I’m missing a few more danceable cuts suited for the dancefloors.
Conclusion: “Based On A True Story” has this authentic strength to touch people. It also is the band’s most mature and accomplished work.
Best songs: “A Boy A Girl”, “Burning Slowly”, “There’s Nothing Else”, “A Perfect Day”, “Change – Extended 12” Mix”.