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Review: Aaron + Andrew, “Chase”

No Comments 1 February 2014

Review: Aaron + Andrew, “Chase”

“These gentlemen have put together a very solid collection of tightly constructed songs on Chase that do not overstay their welcome and achieve the dreamy sounds they strive for.”

Artist: Aaron + Andrew

EP: Chase

Genre: Rock / Pop

RIYL: Snow Patrol, Keane, Coldplay

Aaron and Andrew Chase

Chase is a new 6 track EP from Aaron + Andrew, a very talented duo who craft well-executed pop and adult alternative rock with sweeping musicality in each and every song. The melodies carry these songs into a dreamy world of heartfelt lyrics, jangling guitars and keyboard washes that certainly echo acts such as Coldplay, Keane, Snow Patrol and Bell X1 among others.
 
A highlight of Chase includes the driving beat of “Chase This Light,” which features an anthemic chorus, excellent vocals and appropriate usage of open-noted guitars and hints of keyboard and synthesizer touches. Another standout includes the uplifting “Just Let It Go” and opener “Parachute Heart,” a tune that sucks the listener in by way of a muffled intro used to great effect.
 
The cut “You And Me” features strong female vocal support by singer Holley Maher and “You’re All I Have Left” is as aching as one would think with the title and hits the right mark.
 
If there can be any quibbles here, it’s that the songs tend to blend into one another a bit too much, creating a certain sameness.  However, these gentlemen have put together a very solid collection of tightly constructed songs on Chase that do not overstay their welcome and achieve the dreamy sounds they strive for.
 
The production with co-producer Chris Grainger is top notch and crystal clear with a sterling mix on top of it. Chase is highly recommended for fans of this style of music and it is unlikely to disappoint.


Aaron + Andrew website: http://www.aaronandandrew.com/

 

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