The Grand Undoing

The Grand Undoing Sparks Rain Down From The Lights Of Love Review

New Music!

I am someone who loves music. I play it all day while I’m doing work, listen to it in my car, and due to this, I’m always on the search for a new thing to listen to. I was excited to hear about The Grand Undoing’s new release, Sparks Rain Down From The Lights of Love, especially when the band was getting comparisons to David Bowie and Elvis Costello. So how is the album? Read on to see what I thought.

The Grand Undoing Sparks Rain Down From The Lights Of Love Review

The album opens with “Sing Yourself Home,” a song that immediately gave hues of Elvis Costello and 1970’s rock. I enjoyed the upbeat nature of the song and thought that it was a strong opener.
“Key Biscayne,” the song that follows, was another interesting track. In this one, I could definitely see the David Bowie comparison that the band gets. I would best describe this song as experimental 1970’s sounding rock. I also enjoyed the slightly melancholy lyrics, especially the ones that went “I don’t know why I’m still here, I’m hanging round on my own.”
“Falling From A Plane,” which appears a few tracks later, slows down the pacing a bit and is more of a down tempo song. While I enjoyed the pacing of this song, I personally found the lead singer’s voice to be a bit wobbly on this track and didn’t feel it was the strongest vocal performance on the album.
“Most Of All We Just Go Around,” which was another more upbeat song, was the standout track on the album to me. I personally loved that there were layered vocals at times in the song. I also enjoyed the lyrics of, “We get high, we get low, but most of all we just go around,” which I feel is a pretty accurate description of how many people feel in their lives.
Other songs on the album include the title track, “Sparks Rain Down From The Lights of Love,” and the slower “The Winter.”
Overall, if you are a fan of Bowie, Costello, or 70’s experimental rock, I definitely feel like you would find things to enjoy on this album. If you’re not, it’s still worth checking out, as you may find yourself enjoying something new.
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