My first post! What inspired this magical, momentous occasion, you ask? ADELE. My extreme hatred for this woman’s music and, even more, for her cult following. Her relationship boo-hoo’s and “I’m large and still beautiful” persona was (and is) too much for me to handle, so I was on a mission to find another full-figured lady with a smashing voice and a lyrical sense that transcends petty heartbreak. Quickly, an old friend living in NY helped me stumble upon Quadron, a neat-o Danish duo that calls the fun sound they produce electronic soul. The hipster buried inside me likes the sounds of that! For those of you who are new music hounds, don’t worry, you didn’t miss these guys. Their first, self-titled album was released in July 2009.
The bee-bop style of Slippin and Pressure keep you snapping your fingers while you are soothed by singer Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj’s sweet, well-pitched vocals. Simili Life and other tracks show off the mixing talents of musician/producer Robin Hannibal. Both members have participated in other musical projects and groups, one together called the Boom Clap Bachelors. Interestingly, Quadron contributed six songs from this self-titled album to the soundtrack for the Hella Joof movie, Hush Little Baby. Slippin was the film’s theme song. The official video for the track is below, and, as though the cool, relaxing sound of Quadron isn’t enough to make up for Adele’s wailing, this girl is MUCH nicer to look at. Hannibal, on other hand, is just plain awkward.
But, if, while listening to this soothing album, you miss your Adele sap, Far Cry does appear to feature an actual clip of someone (likely Coco) crying. So you can have it all!