Conchitaâ€™s Collective â€“ So It Goes / 2008 Self / 7 Tracks / http://www.myspace.com/conchitascollective /
Conchitaâ€™s Collective plays a style of pop music that draws heavily on the dominant styles of the late nineties. It is not a surprise ten that â€œJust Timeâ€ is a track that slowly slinks around, sunny in disposition, while the vocals touch slightly at an early Nelly Furtado type of sound. The energy picks up slightly during the chorus, but individuals should categorize what Conchitaâ€™s Collective is doing here in the same vein of SWV or Brandy. The styles that are approached during â€œRunaway Dayâ€ are much of the same that were first broached during â€œJust Timeâ€. While each of these early tracks are strong in their own right, it seems as if a quicker tempo and a more contemporary sound is what is needed for Conchitaâ€™s Collective to conceivably achieve the level of fame that they deserve.
This is the direction that Conchitaâ€™s Collective does not take during â€œtheir â€œFor Tonightâ€. Where the disc was relatively slow during both â€œJust Timeâ€ and â€œRunaway Dayâ€, the molasses-slow approach of â€œFor Tonightâ€ will keep individuals from sticking with the album. There is â€œOne Chanceâ€ for Conchitaâ€™s Collective after â€œFor Tonightâ€ in â€œOne Chance To Sayâ€, and the song does not do what it needs to do to really make â€œSo It Goesâ€ into an album (or an EP) that individuals need to pick up. Sure, the vocal style that is present is solid in its own right, but there is little else in regards to the instrumentation or the production values that would make individuals pick up a copy of this album. Keep listening to what Conchitaâ€™s Collective has in the pipeline, but there is little reason to pick up â€œSo It Goesâ€ at this juncture.
Top Track: One Chance To Say