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Blah Blah Love and War { Album Review } . The Rescues

Blah ​Blah ​Love​ and ​War ​is​ ​yet​ ​another​ ​blast​ ​of​ ​vocal​ ​and​ ​songwriting​ ​greatness​ ​from​ ​Los Angeles-based​ ​trio​ ​The​ ​Rescues.​ ​The​ ​voices​ ​of​ ​principals​ ​Gabriel​ ​Mann,​ ​Kyler​ ​England,​ ​and Adrianne​ ​Gonzalez​ ​are​ ​angelic​ ​and,​ ​as​ ​they​ ​sing​ ​soundtrack​ ​material​ ​for​ ​TV​ ​shows​ ​like​ ​One Tree​ ​Hill,​ ​Private​ ​Practice,​ ​and​ ​Grey’s​ ​Anatomy,​ ​may​ ​seem​ ​instantly​ ​familiar​ ​to​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​people.

The​ ​three​ ​singers​ ​and​ ​songwriters​ ​are​ ​an​ ​uncommonly​ ​strong​ ​musical​ ​unit​ ​and​ ​expertly​ ​extract loads​ ​of​ ​emotion​ ​and​ ​musicality​ ​from​ ​each​ ​of​ ​their​ ​songs. Emotion​ ​overflows​ ​from​ ​this​ ​record​ ​and​ ​seems​ ​to​ ​come​ ​from​ ​a​ ​different​ ​well​ ​this​ ​time​ ​out.​ ​As you​ ​might​ ​guess​ ​from​ ​the​ ​title,​ ​​Blah Blah Love​ and​ War ​is​ ​a​ ​breakup​ ​album,​ ​a​ ​roadmap​ ​of​ ​the journey​ ​from​ ​lover​ ​to​ ​enemy​ ​most​ ​of​ ​us​ ​are​ ​all-too-familiar​ ​with.​ ​Heartbreak​ ​is​ ​often​ ​a​ ​fertile​ ​time and​ ​topic​ ​for​ ​creative​ ​souls​ ​and​ ​whatever​ ​happened​ ​to​ ​inspire​ ​these​ ​songs​ ​surely​ ​left​ ​a permanent​ ​scar​ ​or​ ​two.​

Fans of modern singer/songwriter music need to get The Rescues, and Blah Blah Love and War is an excellent place to start.

“Did​ ​It​ ​Really​ ​Even​ ​Matter?”​ ​is​ ​an​ ​epic​ ​dysfunction​ ​and​ ​divorce​ ​song​ ​on the​ ​Fleetwood​ ​Mac​ ​​Rumors level​ ​and​ ​paints​ ​a​ ​difficult​ ​yet​ ​powerful​ ​picture​ ​of​ ​love​ ​gone​ ​south. “Runaway”​ ​is​ ​a​ ​delicate​ ​gem​ ​about​ ​misplaced​ ​loyalty​ ​in​ ​the​ ​face​ ​of​ ​inflicted​ ​pain​ ​and​ ​“Never​ ​Let You​ ​Go”​ ​deals​ ​with​ ​standing​ ​strong​ ​while​ ​living​ ​with​ ​crippling​ ​uncertainty.​ ​Sonically,​ ​this​ ​is another​ ​helping​ ​of​ ​The​ ​Rescues’​ ​typical​ ​ear​ ​candy​ ​and​ ​the​ ​group​ ​has​ ​a​ ​knack​ ​for​ ​finding​ ​and developing​ ​every​ ​possible​ ​vocal​ ​and​ ​instrumental​ ​hook​ ​in​ ​any​ ​song.​ ​There​ ​is​ ​always​ ​something going​ ​on​ ​but​ ​it’s​ ​never​ ​too​ ​showy​ ​or​ ​overblown.

Fans​ ​of​ ​modern​ ​singer/songwriter​ ​music​ ​need​ ​to​ ​get​ ​with​ ​The​ ​Rescues​ ​and​ ​​Blah Blah​ Love​ and War ​is​ ​an​ ​excellent​ ​place​ ​to​ ​start.​ ​These​ ​songs​ ​are​ ​a​ ​perfect​ ​example​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Tom​ ​Waits​ ​quote about​ ​beautiful​ ​melodies​ ​telling​ ​us​ ​terrible​ ​things​ ​and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​power​ ​to​ ​take​ ​listeners​ ​deep inside​ ​the​ ​lives​ ​they’re​ ​about.​ ​It’s​ ​a​ ​tough​ ​descent​ ​but​ ​each​ ​level​ ​is​ ​just​ ​beautiful.

Tracklist

DID IT REALLY EVEN MATTER?
NEVER LET YOU GO
ARROW
BE MY CURE
UNDER THE WEATHER
RUNAWAY
THE LONGEST WINTER
LOVE LIKE CYANIDE
EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE BETTER NEXT YEAR
GET BACK
LET ME DOWN EASY
BIGGER PICTURE

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