Reviewed by: Nicola Fornino
Dani Mari and Reverend TJ Glinchey are two of the four members of Lovers League. Combining their solo acts into duets, they fuse their vocals to create a very unique sound. Mari’s vocals contain more of a pop sound, while Glinchey’s vocals contain a folk sound. Christopher Davis-Shannon’s and Dean Gorfti’s music pulls the band’s sound together.
Billy Moriarty helped Lovers League produce their second album, 2. In preparation, Lovers League worked with several artists, including Toy Soldiers, Lotus, and Dr. Dog. “Hide and Seek”, the first track on 2, previews their new sound. It was the first song released. It’s a duet that captures the difference of both voices, yet it still manages to blend them together smoothly.
“Darling” has a captivating rhythm. As they sing the lyrics, “Oh, my pretty little darling, hear your voice inside my head. Oh, my pretty little darling, gonna love me until I’m dead,” Mari and Glinchey harmonize their voices, creating an exotic sound.
In the fourth track, “Hit To Be Square”, Glinchey and Mari have solos that they sing through the first and second verse; then, they join forces for the chorus of the song.
Other tracks on the album include “Gold”, “Jealousy”. “Overboard” and “I Need To Know”.
Overall, Lovers League is a talented group with a very particular sound. The mix of these two very different voices is very exclusive. The band represents their genre of music through each and every song that they sing.
Lovers League will be performing in Philly on May 16 at the Italian Market Festival, and also on May 29 at World Cafe Live Philadelphia. An audience with a traditional taste of music would enjoy Lovers League. If alternative folk is your type of music, then Lovers League is also a band that should be added to your playlist.