Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: The Second Sight got some recognition during the 90s and the early millennium years. Their last album “From The Dark Into The Sun” (2001) was an excellent work featuring the same-titled hit-song. The band finally decided to stop their activities, but in 2015 core members Alex Vlassakakis and Dierk Budde reactivated the project. A few singles have been released and “In The Grey” is the newest album.
Content: The Second Sight did what they’re good at: composing mature and accomplished electro-pop songs. The songs are pretty ‘classical’ featuring cool melody lines, catchy sequences, danceable kicks, deep bass lines and outstanding vocal parts. Next to the danceable cuts you also will find a few softer pieces, which are sometimes close to electronic ballads.
The album features 10 songs plus 4 bonus cuts. Among the bonus songs you’ll get 2 live edits featuring the ‘old’ song “Tomorrow” and an acoustic edit of “Make It On Your Own”.
+ + + : This album stands for the resurrection of an excellent electro-pop band. The production of the vocals is impressive; music and vocals together often result in an elevating sensation. The composition properly speaking is quite accomplished as well. The Second Sight hasn’t lost their initial skills to write efficient electro-pop. The sound formula is quite a familiar one, but when the songs are crafted with knowledge and passion you only, but can expect a fully enjoyable work. I like most of the bass lines and especially the most danceable songs make the magic of this opus. It’s also pure enjoyment rediscovering an old song like “Tomorrow” as a live-bonus.
– – – : I’m not a huge fan of the softer songs such as “Who Are They” and “Moments Like This”. The acoustic version of “Make It On Your Own” can’t convince me either.
Conclusion: The Second Sight is a band that got lost from the electro-pop radars, but it’s such a good thing to see them striking again with this excellent new work.
Best songs: “Nothing New”, “Stream Your Life”, “Delicate Balance”, “A Place Called Home”, “Born On The Wrong Side” + “Tomorrow – Live”.