Today’s Valentines’ Day, love is ‘celebrated’ all over the shops and places where Buying is becoming a synonym of Loving. Music celebrates love a lot better, whatever way love turns out to be. At least that’s our feeling. So have some gems, released today, about all types of love.
MY FIRST FAILED FAIRYTALE – ROMAN LEWIS
Brit singer Roman Lewis is clearly melancholic and a great romantic. With his new album, My First Failed Fairytale, which is actually a double EP including Heartbreak (for now) and Heartbreak (forever), he talks about love. And mostly about heartbreak, loss, lack thereof. Because that’s also part of the deal, even more so today for some. His deep voice makes us fly. And with all this beautiful folk-pop, we didn’t expect the magical cover of Brel’s tune Ne Me Quitte Pas, in a perfect French. Superb.
FINE & DANDY – ARROGANT CRIMINALS
Here’s another type of love. Ours for rock music. Fine & Dandy opens the album of the same name by Arrogant Criminals and contains within the first thirty seconds we hear, everything we like about rock. A nice bass line, a simple but efficient riff, an electric feeling… and the following doesn’t disappoint either. The barrel’s strong. If sometimes they do some experiments, we get to follow them through an auditive landscape, all surprising, unexpected, psychedelic and reassuring. It’s a real treat to discover them from start to finish.
FÉLOCHE & THE MANDOLIN’ ORCHESTRA – FÉLOCHE & THE MANDOLIN’ ORCHESTRA
Féloche and an orchestra of eighteen mandolins are giving life to the record Féloche & The Mandolin’ Orchestra and to some funny, sweet, cunning and romantic stories… we couldn’t dream of any better in this style. The mandolins ring and quickly the notes explodes like champagne bubbles. Sky’s getting dark but the light from it all, from heart to choruses, is shining up. Mémoire Vive starts and we can’t resist. We smile with La mandoline and later with aerial L’Affaire Louis Trio’s cover Chic Planète. Well done.
Something to Care About – Roman Lewis
I Wanna Be Your Man – Arrogant Criminals
Chic Planète – Féloche & The Mandolin’ Orchestra