Are you still in shock after watching old booties hanging low to attract music lovers? (Sorry J-lo)
Well here comes the Global Citizens!
The debut album by (Ottawa, Canada based) The Cardboard Crowns has pleasantly convinced me that the ‘Dead Art Era’ is finally behind us.
I have no shame to admit that it is one of the most mature content I have come across while breathing on the hard mix of musical genres. This comment might surprise you if have just begun to listen to their music (or just watched/seen one of their videos or picture), but if you focus on their music (and lyrics especially) it would not take you long to see the serious commitment (and skills) behind their act.
Just going through the first 7 songs I got my hands on (Hats off to Shut my mouth) made me realize that I would have to listen every song at least 3 times to analyze the dynamics of their music.
I would not delve into defining their genre; I would rather focus on the energy they are blasting out, and the clear and thought provoking concepts they are throwing at you.
The instrumentation is great: from haunting chimes on ‘Bounty on His Head’ to the classic tones of accordion on ‘Generations’. They have fittingly and appropriately captured sounds for Rock Steady to Reggae. All genres they employed are according to the lyrics and concepts.
Conceptually, the album ‘Global Citizen’ has covered almost all aspects of global society. You will find everything from domestic problems to generation gaps and even immigrant’s life being discussed on it.
Vocals are good all around, topped up with some excellent harmonies! (My favorite part)
Bottom line is: if you are thirsty for something new, then I would suggest you don’t need to go further than The Cardboard Crowns, they will capture your interest for a very, very long time…
Hats off to the Crowns!