Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Lasers By Gareth Emery (Album Review)

Gareth Emery recently released his latest LP “The Lasers,” and it does not disappoint. This ten-track masterpiece pulls the listener in a multitude of directions with an excellent mix of sounds and emotions, making for a robust collection of tracks. We first became aware of the upcoming project after hearing the single “End Of Days” and have since been anticipating Gareth’s fourth studio album. After listening to the entire project on two separate occasions, we have decided to break this album down into three distinctive parts.

“The Lasers” Break Down

We are introduced to Emery’s world with a (mysteriously) well-executed introduction of songs that set the entire album’s tone. Tracks like “Welcome To Your Life” and “I Saw Your Face” encompass amazing production complimented by soothing vocals. Both records feel like they could be the backdrop to a night out in Vegas. The transcendent vibes paired with a melodic piano-led beat will no doubt leave you wanting more.

Drum and Bass With A Cinematic Twist

The tone of the album changes when we get to the song “Little Celebrity” This Drum and bass hit will capture your attention with a familiar sample from The Fugees old school record “Ready Or Not.” The song is fast passed and moves us into the second part of Gareth’s collection, which introduces a faster pace in the music. Songs like “Gunshot” and “You’ll Be Ok” keep up with the fast-paced vibe and add a cinematic element to the album that is both surprising and exciting.

Going Deeper and Getting Personal

As we move past the excitement, we are introduced to the third part of this project. The songs seem to become a bit more personal and vibrant. The style holds true to the music before it, but songs like “End Of Days” and “Way To You” (The first and only song led by the strings) introduce a more in-depth look into Emery’s current life and as a whole feel brighter and positive.

A Successful Project

As a whole, the project feels complete and well thought out. The album highlights and drives home the artistry that Gareth Emery possesses from beginning to end. There’s a consistency brought on by the use of piano in almost every song that feels well thought out. The keys are the glue that binds the album together. At the same time, the musical break downs, melodic vocals, and infectious beats give each song its own unique identity making for one complete and impressive collection. We can’t wait to hear what the future hols for Gareth but are very much content with this album and will be rocking out to The Lasers for the rest of the year!

Espi
Espihttp://www.keystonecpi.com
Graphic Designer, Business Owner, Music Enthusiast

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