Boy Friend, a new project by Sleep Over’s Christa Palazzolo and Sarah Brown presents listeners with gorgeous and lush hazy pop music that puts even the sourest person in a good mood. While I’ve been blogging about more rock-oriented albums, I finally stumbled upon a dream-pop album that doesn’t bore me to pieces, which is quite often the case nowadays.
It seems when the phase was huge, everyone jumped on the lo-fi, hazy sound, yet after about ten records it started to sound the same. This is not the case with Boy Friend and their debut album, Egyptian Wrinkle. Absolutely full of hooks and interesting melodies, these girls know how to make an album. As a fan of Sleep Over, I was quite excited to hear this new album, and what I come across is something slightly inspired by eighties synth pop–which…may frighten people off, but this is not the case.
There is no cheese by any means–instead is takes you to another world of enjoyable music to listen to. It’s not an extremely “deep” record by any means (that’s left to bands like Arcade Fire), but still, dream-pop can get a rap for being monotonous and simplistic, and yes, while it is, it makes for good music when done right.
While no song sounds the same, they each flow into each other, never allowing the album to have a pause from the dream world they transport you too. It’s the kind of music you want to slow dance to, while allowing yourself to be completely lost in the music. And by gosh, isn’t that what music should do? While only a 33 minute album, I slightly drifted away and lost track of time (although the wine could have been the cause). Never boring, with gorgeous vocals–this album will surely be on repeat, and I hope people who perhaps aren’t so interested in dream-pop check it out, because truly, it’s a gorgeous and ethereal album.
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