Saturday, June 11, 2016

Music Review: Freddy and Francine's "Gung Ho"

With all of the advances out there now, independent art is flourishing as artists are more easily able to put out there own work on their own terms. They can form a label and do it themselves. This has led to some interesting music, and this one is another on that list. 

This album is the result of Francine wanting to record a song they had written together prior to deciding to break up before after two previous albums. They got back into contact and this release flowed from there. 

While the release date is technically coming on the heels of summer vacation, the music is anything but a fun party release. It's a quiet, almost meditative offering that you can picture yourself relaxing to. The soft instrumentation and soulful, yet folksy vocals are a nice combination and I am interested to see where they go from here. 

I recommend this one for people who like mellow music with a soul/folk overtone. I particularly enjoy the opening of "I Get the Feeling".