ALBUM REVIEW: TEEN – Love Yes | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 19.02.16

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New York quartet TEEN’s third album promises an exploration of the disharmony and empowerment that both sexuality and spirituality creates in a woman’s mind. Yet, despite its high concept, Love Yes is a brilliantly jubilant record.

From the opening staccato synths of Tokyo to the exuberant harmonies of Free Time and the jerky electronica of All About Us, it harks back to the best of 80s girl groups like The Bangles. Sometimes its endless energy can wear a little thin, as on the slightly forgettable Superhuman, but usually its complex and sweet vocal melodies keep it from becoming too stale.

Stick around until the end though; on closer Push frontwoman Tenny Liebersen puts in a stunningly beautiful vocal performance that isn’t to be missed.

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