Music: an expression of humanity, escape, a soundtrack to life, deep passion….
It took a long time for Birds and Cages to grow on me. I instantly liked Excuses but the whole album just didn’t hit me.
The band’s self-titled new album on the other hand was an album I instantly connected with. With beautiful songs and catchy melodies, Deas Vail have created a great indie pop record. The album’s first single, Sixteen, is a perfect example of the pop perfection on this album and the song is a showcase of how much Deas Vail has improved. Tracks like Quiet Like Sirens, Towers, Pulling Down the Sun all have a slightly quirky indie feel that keeps the album from becoming a stale pop record while Summer Forgets Me, Bad, and The Right Mistakes keep a light poppy feel.
Deas Vail have matured and delivered a fantastic pop record that shouldn’t be missed.