Scarlet Fade - Revolution

Published Monday 1st July 2013
Scarlet Fade - Revolution
Scarlet Fade - Revolution

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 131758-20326
LABEL: LLG Music Group

Reviewed by Ian Webber

These three sisters and one brother, originally from Connecticut but now living in Georgia, have been around for more than 11 years, releasing several independent albums which have brought them to the attention of LLG. 'Revolution' is the first result of their collaboration and with the skills of Tony Palacios on board to mix and produce the five tracks they have created a quality feel on this 2012 EP. Comparisons will definitely be drawn with Paramore in their pop influenced releases. Ali Hoffman's vocals bear more than a passing resemblance to Hayley Williams and the arrangements have a similar rhythmical quality. Two of the tracks, "Fix The Pieces" and the title song, have already registered on the Billboard Christian charts with a bit of an edge to the guitar work but enough harmonies and hooks to make them a success on the radio. Production is excellent giving the whole collection an anthemic, professional feel. Other tracks on offer, however, whilst solid, slightly miss the mark. "Pages" is a quieter ballad that drags at times and "How Great Thou Art" is an acappella version of the Stuart Hine hymn. Here the group show off some stirring vocal skills but it does sit at odds with the rest of the cuts on the EP. Scarlet Fade are obviously talented songwriters who deserve some recognition for this promising outing.

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