We had a need for guitar sounds and dancing and with these three very different albums, we eventually get our fix. Let’s get up to eleven and enjoy.
SHADOW WORK – KIM LOGAN
Recorded between Scotland and England, the new album by American singer Kim Logan, accompanied by French band The Silhouettes, has everything of an international imperturbable and immortal rock melting-pot. With her voice, sometimes deep sometimes clear, like a good old glam or a classic rock song, Kim Logan shakes us up with Hitch You Wagon, Ghost and Oedipus Wrecks. Unexpected discovery arrived at the right time, Shadow Work has all the strings we needed with electric riffs, soft chords and slid experiments that put Logan’s universe into the light. A bright musical crush.
NEW ABNORMAL – THE STROKES
Thanks to their new album, New Abnormal, The Strokes are, at last, coming back to us after seven years, their last studio album in 2013, and a couple of things here and there until 2017. About time. A time that they used smartly when we listen to this very enjoyable new opus. For 45 minutes, we are hearing Casablanca’s voice humming like an unclear whisper, becoming slowly clear and thin, as catchy guitars work to give us lovely vertigo and as the rhythm sticks with us. We want and need to move, irrepressibly, as they create new generous, elevated and impactful tunes.
EARTH ARRANGEMENTS VOL.2 – YEHAN JEHAN
As we let his first EP, Vol.1, on the side last year, we now have a second chance with the release of Earth Arrangements Vol.2. Yehan Jehan is making things delicate, peaceful, poetic, metaphorical and unpredictable. Lots of things that are, under Yehan Jehan’s hands and pen, make a lot of sense. Maybe a few more strings would have made us fell in love with the whole thing. But with a collection of disco and funk rhythms, Jehan is grand and propose a new lively pop that we can’t refuse any longer.
Oedipus Wrecks – Kim Logan
Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus – The Strokes
Nothing to Prove – Yehan Jehan