The Book of Love by Blake: Album Review
The UK-based singer-songwriter explores love and different stages of relationships from different points of view in his third full-length album The Book of Love. The album features 11 songs telling a compelling story with each songs acting like chapters in a book. The album art pays homage to the retro Penguin Classics cover style.
From unrequited love to communication breakdown, this album gives the listener a perspective of different stages of relationships with its 60s British folk-rock-inspired sound. The fuzzy guitars and psychedelic harmonies evoke nostalgia among the hopeless romantics and the heartbroken alike. This nostalgia value plays a major role in the storytelling of the album as one reminisces over their own past through the songs. Blake takes your hand and walks you right through the memory lane and even the avenues you may not have explored yet through his voice and six strings.
Thematically and sonically this album is more coherent than his previous works and I’m sure you too will agree. And if you’re being introduced to his works with this album, you too might find it very relatable.
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Review by: Gabe Finch