Album opener, C’mon Please, is a rocking pop song which doesn’t even relent for its melody drenched bridge. Beau promptly mix it up with the narratively driven, minimally arranged, folk-pop of Jane Hotel, and the funky rhythms, vocal harmonies and odd vocal syncopations of Mosquito, which is strangely satisfying as
acoustic rock. Single Animal Kingdom explores the potential of electric guitar in Beau’s song work, and Leave Me Be manages to simultaneously be jazzy and bluesy. Soar Across The Sea is lyrical reminiscent of girl-groups from the 50’s and 60’s, but is delivered with a modern rockabilly and garage rock aesthetic. That Thing Reality is a promise of great things to come, and we can only hope that Beau don’t succumb to the pressures and expectations that will come from debuting in such a strong fashion.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 14th March 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.