If you?re into girl-fronted pop/rock ala Vanessa Carlton and Michelle Branch, Caroline Gulde is a new artist that you should check out. With the help of the multi talented Andrew Koss (guitar, keys, drums, programming, songwriting and producing) this Massachusetts native has done a very nice album filled with quality pop from start to finish.
It isn?t that easy to break through because there are so many nice talents out there in this genre, but Caroline and Andrew have done a great job and has put a personal touch on the album with a little braver production on some of the songs.
The fourth song ?Forbidden? is a good example of that with some nice Arabian sounding keyboards and a danceable beat. Another one with a little bit more poppy production is the hit single?!, ?Under The Wreckage? that Vanessa Carlton would have been really proud of if she had written it. A great song this is!
But there sure are some other jewels here on this 15 track album that will be highly welcomed by fans of this genre. ?Something?, ?Just A Little Bit? and the final track ?Move? are all good examples of that.
One thing that came to mind when I was listening to this record was that I?m really thankful that it wasn?t reviewed in any of Swedens ?hot? evening papers that unfortunately receive way too much attention here. I can?t imagine what they would have written about it, but I?m pretty sure that they wouldn?t have been that kind. And that?s only because the album has melodic songs, a good vocalist in Caroline Gulde and a radio friendly production.
So it?s a good thing that it?s in the hands of a sucker for good melodies like myself who isnt afraid of liking music that sounds good.
Overall a nice consistent album with moments that stand out and some that are more ordinary, so if you have albums like ?Spirit Room? or ?Be Not Nobody? in your collection, ?Through Line? is an album that you should check out.