written by Maria Arroyo
Greg Dulli (also known as a member of The Afghan Whigs) is melting the hearts of all his listeners with his newest album release Random Desire. There is so much soul and emotion wrapped in amazing musical moments that make for such a beautiful listen.
“Pantomima” introduces this shoegaze and folk style that is present in other songs throughout the album. The mix of his softer and edgier vocals build a lot of depth and intensity and play well with the groovy-feel in the rhythm. “Sempre” and “Marry Me” have a very carefree and relaxed feel to them. The production in these particular songs is executed very well and brings his sound a notch higher in my book.
“The Tide” is a favorite for me with the use of waves crashing in the recording and the beautiful piano accompaniment. The intensity shines through the song, and that can be really hard to capture in a recording, but he does it beautifully. His next song, “Scorpio,” brought back his edgier sound and introduced a very interesting vocal presence. The use of a slightly distorted rap/singing section is a nice touch, and the breakdown at the end of the song was done phenomenally.
“A Ghost” became the most interesting for me with the obvious focus in creating a very present vocal harmony. The octave distance between the two parts had an incredible balance between one another, and I love that they take turns being the focal point with one another. Closing out the album is “Slow Pan” with a smooth and freeing send-off.
I love the vulnerability that he displays in this album. The tension between the songs are incredible, and the message is even better. Be sure to keep up with his musical journey through his social media, and give a listen to the album here!
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