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Into The Light By Crooked Flower Wows Me Into Nostalgia

29 Oct

Anyone who takes a listen to Crooked Flower should be ready to fall in love with vocalist Angie Dang’s voice and the power anthems of the guitar, bass, and drums of classic rock. The band’s overall sound is a perfect mixture of 90s rock, funk, and a dash of pop punk. The album, released intentionally on Canada Liberation Day makes an additional statement about the band and their strong beliefs. Let You Go is a powerful song on their album reminding me of Natalie Imbruglia, Linn Berggren, and Sixpence None The Richer all in one. With a variety of themes from track to track, Into The Light showcases the multi-dimensional sound Crooked Flower delivers. Originally starting out with Daniel Erik and Dan Ingberman, the band evolved with the joining of Patrick Shields and Angie Dang. With the raw and organic sound of music sometimes being overshadowed by auto tuning and editing, Crooked Flower keeps their sound real, simplistic, and characterizes everything found in a band that has their music speak for themselves.

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Bitter’s Kiss Paints Heartfelt Melodies

2 Feb

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Bitter’s Kiss Self Titled Album brings out the inner hearty angst that anyone has post breakup, build up of heartache, and unrequited love. Chloe Baker’s voice paints a heartfelt picture through the tracks and the soft strums of the guitar and accompanying piano carries the 90s acoustic sound the album has overall.  Baker’s vocals sound reminiscent of Allison Kraus, and have a soft ethereal quality to them.  Her newest single, “No One Will” was shot in Cork, Ireland and delivers a reflective tone and artistic reflection throughout the video. For only having released other songs since 2015, its not too surprising that Baker has made herself known within a short amount of time. Overall, the album delivers almost a growth of emotions, ranging from heartache to sometimes a melancholic stream of consciousness. With Baker’s reflective songwriting and continued growth as a songwriter, listeners should take note of Bitter’s Kiss anthems.

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