Back in February, a band described as "an art pop collective" from Topanga, Hello Forever,
dropped released their debut album "Whatever It Is." Some of the usual suspects were mentioned when describing the sound of the band "art pop collective," including Freddie Mercury and Brian Wilson. Because I am willing a sucker, I gave the record a chance.
In brief, I love the opening track and first single, "Some Faith." Quite frankly, some of the harmonies are stunning. But it all grows thin after a while and begins to sound gimmicky. In the
band's "art pop collective's" defense, I think I might have fallen for any one of the tracks on "Whatever It Is" if played at various times over the course a month. These guys are talented. But as a whole, the record feels like all style and no substance.
Hello Forever is worth checking out. I'd be interested in your take. I'll get you started with these two tracks.