Our friends in Echosmith are releasing their debut album this week Talking Dreams. This LA band is riding in on the momentum of a very successfull stay on the Vans Warped Tour this summer. I first met them and did an interview with them there, and could quickly tell they were very excited about this album. With their summer sampler in hand I was able to get an idea of what I was to expect from the album, but after receiving it I am even more impressed.
I’ll start off by saying I am not the targeted demographic here. The album feels to be more aimed at their peers like high school and lower, but you cannot deny the immense talent the whole band showcases. The music in every song is right on point with rhythm that makes you start moving before you even realize you are doing it. Sydney has one of the most naturally beautiful voices I have heard that fits so perfectly with the music. When the whole band gets involved on the vocals in more of a ‘gang vocal’ it adds a wonderful element to the songs. Lets dig into this album a little bit.
Talking Dreams kicks off with the band’s single “Come Together,” which is a nice way to start. I think it was smart to start the album with a song that everyone has heard and enjoys already. Echosmith keeps the pace up with their next song “Let’s Love.” The song features dual vocals which is a fun addition along with the upbeat guitar playing and drums. Another single and song off of their summer sampler shows up next in the form of “Cool Kids.” This anthem should really hit home with many people across the world and make them feel that they are not alone. It is always great to hear such a relatable track. Check out the video below, then continue on with the review..
I want to skip ahead a couple tracks to another song I really like. I think “Bright” is a great song, and is so catchy to listen to. By the second time you hear it you will be singing along and enjoying it the whole time. I may also be a sucker for space references.
Skipping ahead again to what I would say is my favorite song on the album, “Tell Her You Love Her.” Sydney was right about this one, and it is a great song all around. I can’t think of too much to say besides just listen to this song, absolutely fall in love with it, and press repeat. I will say, Sydney and Jamie, I would love to hear/see an acoustic version of this song, would be amazing!
Remember how I said I love ‘gang vocals’? That brings us to “Nothing’s Wrong” which is a fun ride right from the start. The rhythm behind this song is what really makes it jump out and has you enjoying it from the start. The whole band getting into the vocals just makes it even more fun to listen to.
The deluxe version of Talking Dreams includes two more songs, which are worth the extra dollar or two. These tracks are nice additions to the album and round everything out very well. These two songs leave you excited for how this band is going to grow and what is next for them.
One of the best things I can say about Talking Dreams is that it is an album you can happily buy for your kids, teens, friends, etc and have no concern about what they are listening to. You can’t listen to this album and not feel good and happy. This is a quintessential feel good album, and definitely has a summery feel to it. So with everything getting cooler now warm up indoors, turn on the album, and prepare to be transported back to summer.
March Into The Sun
Come With Me
Tell Her You Love Her
Ran Off In the Night
Up To You (Bonus Track)
We’re Not Alone (Bonus Track)
Tell Her You Love Her
Check out our interview with Echosmith at Warped Tour Here
Order the album on iTunes on Oct. 8, 2013 Here