Drunk Souls – Revolution (Album Review)
I woke up this morning with what felt like a hangover. Dreamt that I hung out all night with 4 crazy French dudes. Their music sounded like a cross between The Gorillaz, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Jason Mraz. We were up all night singing songs about starting a musical revolution, supemarkets, lust….wait….this wasn’t a dream at all it’s the latest release by French band Drunk Souls entitled Revolution
It’s truly amazing what these guys have done on this latest release. I’ve never had a CD suck me in quite like this one did – refusing to let go and calling me back after it was complete. The music just flows like a river via an invigorating vocal front and an addictive reggae driven vibe that is comparable to Musical Crack. There is also an undeniable Ambient quality to this CD as well that is painfully simple yet brilliantly crafted. The CD works its magic when you just let go and roll with the unique sound – never knowing what’s around the next corner. The music not so commercially viable due to some songs sung in the French, but amazing witty and clever nonetheless. It has a fresh sound and a aftertaste that will remind you of bands like Damian Marley, Manu Chao, and even Fine Young Cannibals. What I like most about the CD is the musical space it provides. Not every square inch is filled with a mundane vocal delivery under duress – but space that allows the CD to just breathe.
My favorite tracks are: “Supermarket” and “Africa.”
“Revolution” by Drunk Souls is an endearing album limited by nothing. It is painfully simple but technically brilliant in its delivery. I would imagine as time goes by we will hear more from this powerful band from Marselle. Time will tell, but I can honestly say this is one release that proves that the French can not only start a good revolution every now and then, but become Rock Stars in the process.
URL – www.drunksouls.com
CD can be purchased @ soundcloud.com/drunksouls/sets/drunksouls-revolution
Written by Mindy McCall, March, 2012 | edits from blackdog