- Where It Goes
- Gray Flowers
- Train Station
- Music From A Garden
- Let’s Get Married
Hello again! I am back with another music review, this time for an EP by The Gray Havens, a husband and wife duo from Illinois. I discovered their music by chance on Jamendo a few months back, their unique style of piano pop immediately grabbing my attention. I admit that I am a bit of a sucker for soft pop, to begin with, but to discover a few decent easy listening pop artists in a row is a real treat when you consider how many electronic tracks that are posted on the site.
Where Eyes Don’t Go is a fun, well-constructed collection of six easy listening pop tracks with a distinct positive vibe. The songs are slightly slower, but there is a joy to them that puts a smile on my face. I suppose that is what David and Licia Radford are going for, and I won’t slight them for making songs that they likely took great pleasure in creating.
Do I have a favourite song from the EP? That is tricky given that all of the songs are enjoyable. If I had to choose then I would pick the fifth track Music From A Garden. It is the transitions in the track that set it apart from the others slightly. So… damned… pretty…
This album has high repeat value, best played in the foreground rather than the background. I might not play it as often as some other albums of late, but it is still way up there with multiple listens per week. This is likely related to what I have been working on rather than an issue with the album itself. It is probably best to listen to something moodier when you are working on heavier subject matter.
I highly recommend this album to anyone looking for some upbeat easy listening pop. Be sure to check out this album as well as David and Licia’s other music as the pair have released a few albums since 2013.