Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fitz and the Tantrums Evolve On New Album

Fitz and the Tantrums' new album is a step up from their first. While some moments on their debut album Pickin' Up the Pieces, on their sophomore release More Than Just a Dream their aren't any boring moments. The energy is stepped up 1000 percent.
On tracks like "Break the Walls" and the lead single "Out of My League" the band step up their energy. On "The Walker" which is perfectly written to be in a commercial, the band get their dance on. The song shows a more synth-laced sound. Mixing in well with the bands indie/soul influences. Singers Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs are truly an asset to their songs. When the two harmonize they come out sounding perfect. On "Spark" the band show that they truly do have a spark. On "6AM" and "Fools Gold" the band get back to the lyrical content of their last album. Relationships gone wrong were all that Fitzpatrick sang about.
On the album's best track "Last Raindrop" the band combine everything that makes them good. With lyrics about heartbreak, soulful vocals and great soul instrumentation. Combine this with the new synthy, dance sound they've incorporated. If this song was a single it would definitely get the band more mainstream success.
Other highlights include "House on Fire," "Keepin' Our Eyes Out" and "Get Away." There are no bad songs on this album and if the band keep up with this sound they'll go far.

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