Friday 1 January 2016

Choir Of Young Believers - Serious Lover

Article by KevW

Another new album to get excited about as another one of our favourites return. Choir Of Young Believers have announced that 'Grasque' will be released on February 19th, and taken from it is 'Serious Lover'. Those who've been following the Copenhagen collective over the years will know that they made their name with some splendid orchestral pop music, but also that they've evolved over time. From what we've heard, 'Serious Lover' is quite indicative of the new album's direction as a whole, and it does mark a new chapter for the band.

Frontman Jannis Noya Makrigiannis became fatigued and disillusioned after the heavy touring schedule for last album 'Rhine Gold', so he left the guitar and piano alone for a while and turned his attentions to a pocket sampler he received as a present, and that was the catalyst for a new electronic sound. This track is still intricate and layered, and it still has an orchestral feel, but it's electro-pop that's the overriding sound. The vocals retain their haunting quality, and the arrangements are just as potent and considered, only with electronic beats and synths taking control. Changing a tried and tested style isn't always the best of ideas and can often backfire, but it's sounding as though Choir Of Young Believers have pulled it off.

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