Jane Leo by Jane Leo: Album Review
Jane Ellen Bryant and Daniel Leopold are the minds behind Jane Leo, a lovely musical act with a knack for art-pop. If you love the sound of ethereal voices along with catchy guitar and piano bits, then you’re gonna want to stick around for this one, folks. Jane Leo’s self-titled album is a mixture of many genres. Most prominently, the sound of art-pop is involved, with elements of electronica, LoFi, and garage rock joining the mix. It’s a sonic diversity that you need in your life and a vibration that’ll keep you hooked for days to come.
Danny Reisch co-produced the record, and his contribution led to such a polished sound. Along with Jane Leo’s vocal chops and instrumental cadence, the duo composed a set of hymns that are equal parts groovy and smooth. This is evident in the harmonies and bass-heavy pianos of “Tell Me (I’m on Your Mind).” Along with that, the garage rock pieces of “The More You Know” and “Borderline” spice things up. A tasty guitar is active, and synths tag along, which makes hearing it such a fine experience.
“Our Love” is an affectionate tale arriving in stunning melodic form. It’s got an element of Lofi, blended with the allure of dream pop. The two singers enchant our senses with their soulful voices, and it’s a joy to hear. “I’m to Blame” signals the end of the album and exits with a superb electro-bass piece and a passionate narrative.
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Photo credits: Eryn Brooke
Review by: Damien Reid