ALBUM REVIEW: Yellow Days – Hotel Heaven | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 05.04.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Heaven is a fleshed-out concept album that embraces a bluesy existentialism through the motif of a hedonistic hotel in a futuristic world. Yellow Days retains his classic sound of psychedelic indie pop and soul, pushing it past the border of surrealism. Bass grooves dominate, accompanied by waltzing drums, electric strings, shiny brass and vocals snazzily recorded and layered by himself in his flat.

Sonically it’s hypnotic and jumpy; repetition and static folded in between pronounced funk and jazz inflections. His signature yowls fade in and out of songs with varying levels of distinctness, with Finer Things In Life being the sure standout as the most adventurous and cohesive track. 

 

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