Hey look at this, I was just given an album to review!
Gianni Bodo’s newest album “Fade to Rose”
This album is a romantic epic. It starts with an exceedingly interesting intro, which has a kind of appropriated sound that is sprinkled throughout the album. From there it fluidly transitions into the next track, where intense and breathy lyrics guide the listener through what they can expect for the next 40 or so minutes. Lyrics of love and life, things that I usually skip fairly quickly when looking for something new on an iTunes radio station or the Spotify/Pandora equivalents. However, there is a melodic epic-ness that flows just beneath the surface of a lot of the songs that pops out of the ground in the form of a bass drum kick or quite synths— these really add life to portions of songs that would otherwise be dull and dragging.
The moments like the halfway point of At the Top of the World are great and extremely high energy, they then slip back into the melodic, lullaby tone of the rest of the album. It’s a very pleasant collection of songs that I think will appeal to a very broad audience.
Montreal is the strongest song on the album, with the exception of the intro sequence which I actually listened to a few times on repeat. Though at times the lyrics bordered on trite, the album was pretty good, it is something that I think a lot of people will enjoy. All you John Mayer and Jason Mraz fans out there will probably like this artist and album. (I am not saying that Gianni Bodo sounds like these two musicians, just that I think their audiences would overlap quite well.)
“Now, you’ve become your own satellite,
in orbit around all that’s close to you.
So you send a message to sea,
in hope of reaching out to someone just like you.
It’s said ‘if you search you will find a wonder that sparks a child’s will to be free…”
I’m not sure how I feel about the flowery nature of the lyrics. I can see them being part of a wrist tattoo on a girl somewhere though.
Fade to Rose is a strong, coherent album that will appeal to a broad audience and really be a diamond in the rough for fans of singer songwriters whose lyrics are rooted in love and romance.
While the album is very good and many people will enjoy it more than I did…
…I personally give this album a rating of 2 out of 4 Buscemis.