I Used to Be a Sparrow is a band out of Sweden, and they describe their music as “a compromise between the honest urgency of a garage band and the powerful impact of an arena rock act.” On their website, they also say that they blend such influences as pop, alternative rock and electro-folk. The two members of I Used to Be a Sparrow are Dick Pettersson and Andrea Caccese.
In 2012, I Used to Be a Sparrow released their first album, a collection of 11 tracks titled, Luke. After listening through the album, I thought that the songs were sequenced in such a way that the album flows together into one cohesive unit.
The eleven songs on Luke are: “Cambodia,” “Life Is Good,” “Smoke,” “Let Go,” “Hawaii,” “Lovers on the Moon,” “Moby Dick,” “Luke,” “Give It Up,” “Copenhagen,” and “Alaska.” The majority of the songs on the album are either midtempo or uptempo in nature.
“Life Is Good” was released as a single from Luke, and I can hear why. The song is very catchy, and it’s probably the most “pop-friendly” song on the album. Other standout tracks on the album are “Smoke,” “Let Go,” “Hawaii,” “Lovers on the Moon,” “Moby Dick,” “Give It Up,” and “Alaska.”
Luke is a solid album that music listeners should give a listen to. The album is available for free streaming or for “pay what you want” at I Used to Be a Sparrow’s Bandcamp site; the link to their site is at the end of this review. I believe this album has the potential to appeal to listeners who enjoy both pop and alternative music.
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