ALBUM: Adelaine – Currents

Release Date: April 30th, 2013
Label: Mosaic Artistry Group
Website: www.adelaine.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/adelainehouston
Twitter: www.twitter.com/adelainehouston

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Rock band Adelaine from Magnolia, Texas newest release ‘Currents’ starts strong and only gets stronger. The band have had an impressive beginning to their career, having their first single entered into the top ten in the billboard charts, so they definitely have high expectations upon the release of this album. Thankfully, they don’t disappoint.

The 5-piece put forward a catchy, upbeat album for the most part, that mostly deals with everyday relationships, something that a lot of people can relate to. Songs like ‘Bad Blood’ and ‘Tug Of War’ are lyrically impressive as it seems like they’ve been very genuinely written and it helps that frontwoman Stormy Pina‘s voice conveys such emotion. ‘I Once Knew’ is also a stand out song; it’s relatively upbeat without necessarily been a happy song and has some real sing-along moments. As well as vocals, the entire band show serious talent. They work so well together, with particularly impressive guitar riffs and harmonies the band show something new and very interesting.

Unfortunately, for any female-fronted band, there’s always going to be comparisons with other female fronted bands seeing as there are less of them, with obviously the most common comparison being Paramore; but it has to be said that Adelaine don’t really sound like them, the voices are quite different. It might be said that Stormy‘s voice has a slight resemblance to Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive at times, but that being said she really is talented in her own right and it’s not really fair to compare them.

All in all, ‘Currents’ is an impressive album, that shows real skill on the part of all the band members. It’s not necessarily anything earth-shatteringly new, but neither is it boring. They’ve put their own little twist on a well-loved genre, and the album is hard to flaw. Maybe it stays a little safe, but it works this time. It will be very interesting to see what the band do next, for the time being though, this album is definitely worth a listen.

Written by Orla Conway