I’m about three weeks late with this review as I’ve just not had a chance to listen until now, but Bananarama’s new album has been worth the wait!
Love In Stereo
We open with a gorgeous synth line that just dropped out of the ’80s, coupled with an upbeat vocal. Very danceable!
The electro line in this one sounds very ‘videogame’, and the atmosphere is jazzy and cool. It reminds me a bit of the Moloko/Goldfrapp type stuff from the early ’00s.
I’m On Fire
Great epic atmosphere on this one, especially on the chorus, and it’s another one with a good beat for dancing.
Nice funk sound on this track, and the vocals are super ’80s! One for my regular playlist.
A slightly slower track, with the vocals being noticeably more chilled out, but it’s still got a great beat.
Looking For Someone
This one is interesting – it has slightly more of a ’90s indie sound, but the tune is still very classic pop.
Stuff Like That
I listened to this one a couple of months ago when I featured the video for Music Video Monday. Still loving the shameless ’80s vibes on the track!
It’s Gonna Be Alright
I really love the atmosphere on this one – the synth line is gorgeous.
Got To Get Away
This one is more guitar-driven – in a slightly acoustic-y way sometimes, so it’s not quite as much my thing, but it’s still a good tune.
On Your Own
Lovely epic atmosphere on this slower, chilled out track (and I love the hint of Spanish guitar!). Great tune to close with.
Overall this is a really solid, cracking album. There’s a bit more harmony in Sara and Keren’s vocals than there used to be, but it still sounds very classic Bananarama – most of the tracks sound straight out of their ’80s heyday, which is no bad thing as far as I’m concerned. Hoping to see a few more videos for these songs soon!