Hooray For Earth- True Loves Album Review
This interesting quartet are just one of an increasing number of musicians emerging out of the New York music scene. On a first listen of True Loves, it is clear to see who has influenced the band. It would be true to say that the band’s sound isn’t particularly novel or innovative. For example, they apply characteristics of the chillwave genre; especially in the song “Black Trees” and evidently show their 80s influences; the song “Same” could easily be placed on a Tears For Fears or OMD album. However, it would be wrong to say that their sound is derivative. Hooray For Earth apply a strong sense of rawness, which radiates around front-man Noel Heroux. In a similar way to the Knife and Hot Chip, they embody a new wave of fluid musical production which has its bedrock in the synthesizer. Some could say that they go further than that of their peers. The title track True Loves relies heavily on drums which serves to build its catchy hook and shows the diverse nature of the band. Similarly, the song “Hotel” also builds the suspense for an interesting drop. Overall, True Loves are a collection of extremely summery tunes, with the hybrid chillwave-80s sound serving to create a fluid album; a great addition to any summer festival line-up.