Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: After having released two singles Swedish duo Unroyal unleashes their new album. This is the band’s second opus but the first one released by Progress Productions.
+ + + : I first got the impression ‘nothing special, nothing new’, but quite progressively Unroyal took me by surprise. The songs are masterly written and professionally produced. The vintage touch emerging from string parts and other, typical, 80s influences like sweeps create a refreshing sensation. The band also has a talented singer while I also have to say a word about the lyrical content. The lyrics are definitely important. I first noticed a rather funny way to express things -like on “Burn Your Records” but still a delicate, touching and poetic way -like on “Shapes Of Daylight”.
– – – : The album isn’t maybe featuring an ‘absolute’ hit but we do get non-stop cool songs.
Conclusion: Unroyal is a great and talented discovery in the wider fields of Synth-Pop.
Best songs: “Burn Your Records”, “The Other Side Of Me”, “Shapes Of Daylight”, “After Life”, “The Cruelest Design”.
Since you’re here … … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The donations are safely powered by Paypal.
Donate Bitcoin to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin
Donate Ethereum to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum
Donate Tether to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tether
Donate Via Wallets
Select a wallet to accept donation in ETH, BNB, BUSD etc..