Genre/Influences: Electro-pop & rock, dreamy-pop.
Background/Info: Francesca Lago is an Italian multi-instrumentalist and singer who already released a few productions, but on an irregular basis. She’s back on track unleashing an album featuring 10 new songs.
Content: When I hear the music of this work I can’t get away from making a comparison with Hooverphonic and Kyoko Baertsoen (one of the early singers of Hooverphonic and later on involved in Lunascape). There’s a sweet, sensual and charismatic timbre of voice, which is merged with a kind of dreamy-pop music. There’s a great balance between music and vocals. You now and then will notice a few harder and rock-inspired passages featuring guitar parts reminding me now to The B52’s and then to shoegaze.
The work reveals several beautiful songs touched with a melancholic flavor. The slow rhythm accentuates the sensual aspect of the work, but we also get a few harder cuts with more enraged vocals.
Francesca Lago got some help from a few contributors and I here like the beautiful passages of the cello reinforcing the melancholic touch of the work.
↑↑↑: there’s a noticeable and poignant dreamy aspect running through the work, which is joined by the magic of beautiful vocals.
↓↓↓: I was not as convinced by the harder element emerging from a few cuts, which inject some diversity although not really adding to the album.
Conclusion: This work is a sweet and elevating experience revealing a talented vocalist in harmony with beautiful song writing.
Best songs: “Dna”, “Out In The Blue”, “Where Do We Go”, “The Desert”.
Band: www.francescalago.com / www.facebook.com/francescalago
Labels: www.urtovox.com / www.t3records.de / www.facebook.com/T3-Records-105364864720