Rock the Chandeliers is a new pop album by Canadian singer/songwriter Curtis Newart. The album is pop/electronic which showcases a lot of what you might call club worthy type tracks with lot of leads synths and a big booming kick drums.
“Rock the Chandeliers” is the opening title track. It’s no doubt catchy but also pretty silly to my ears. That’s not a bad thing but something about that bass line and the lead vocals seemed kind of comedic. I think that was the intention.
Up next is ”Confetti and Beachballs” which felt like it could be used in a coming of age movie from the ’80s. It’s pretty exuberant and they sure seemed too excited that the summer has arrived. “Down the Garden Path” is a silly sex romp. This song has a very ’80s club vibe going for it.
Apparently “Perverse” is a popular song and this song goes in a completely different direction. The instrumentation is that of a rock band making for a jarring transition from everything else that came before.
The electronica comes back in full effect on “Superhuman” and Lost in Light.” “Fork in the Outlet” is slightly funky and I couldn’t help but laugh when he sings, “You’re my fork in the outlet” with authority. “Thru the Keyhole” has its moments and then there is the R.E.M cover of “Man on the Moon.” Last but not least is “Trippin’ on the High Horse” which is arguably the highlight of the album.
Newart seems to be in his own universe with this album. It’s not the most emotionally resonant release I have heard in recent memory but it’s fairly fun with enough to hooks to make you revisit.
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