Smile Smile: Blue Roses (re-mastered)

Smile Smile
Blue Roses (remastered)
Kirtland Records

Buy it at Amazon!
Buy it at Insound!

Lyrically relatable and musically beautiful through its simplicity, Smile Smile’s Blue Roses captures feelings of shyness, anxiety, love, longing, and heartache with a sweet honesty. This mixture is the album’s overarching theme.

“Anymore” is a sweet upbeat soft pop track characterized by a sorrowful refrain of “you’re not mine anymore.”

“Your Life,” with a strong anti-suicide message is solemn in its verses but transitions into a hopeful chorus. It proves strong instead of merely sweet and is a prime example of the band’s talent for catchy yet conscious songwriting.

“Sad Song” is the album’s best show of the duo’s chemistry, featuring beautiful, perfectly blended, weaving vocal harmonies. “Waving the White Flag” also highlights this vocal chemistry, while even offering a hint of aggression.

Blue Roses is the sort of record that keeps you company, especially when listened to in its entirety. It is best described as a series of open letters (sometimes love letters) set to sweet folk pop.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

About Samantha Blackwood

Hi, I'm a Canadian human with an undying love for live music and the works of dead writers. I write music reviews, book reviews, random literature related musings, short fiction, and more.
Starbucks Whole Bean Coffee

Leave a comment

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *