The Good Lovelies is an act that looks to create a wholly unique sound with their Let the Rain Fall. This is done through the inclusion of multi-part vocal harmonies and a bright feel to each of the tracks presented on Let the Rain Fall. The act has been around since 2006, and this title showcases the sheer maturity of their compositions. Listeners will be impressed from the introductory strains of the titular track. While the track ends at the three minute mark, the band’s unique take on pop music will have listeners singing along long after the effort (and the overall disc) has ended.
Old Highway establishes the Good Lovelies as a varied act; the constellation of influences and styles broached during this track will draw in listeners by the barrelful. The 13 tracks on Let the Rain Fall maintain a constant quality; Kiss Me In The Kitchen is a perfect example of this. Despite petering out at the 90 second mark, the track nevertheless is memorable through the interaction between the vocal and instrumental sides of the act. The production on Let the Rain Fall allows for each constituent element to shine, while ensuring that the disc does not feel distant or otherwise scattered. Make sure to see the Good Lovelies live; I have a feeling that their delightful vocals will be more coercive in a live format. Until then, Let the Rain Fall will stand up to repeat listening. The year may be young yet, but I feel that Let the Rain Fall is one of the best albums that we have heard so far.
Top Tracks: Kiss Me In The Kitchen, Oh, What A Thing