Welcome back to the week, but we have a pick me up for you all courtesy of Boston five-piece band The Life Electric. We are happy to premiere the band's forthcoming 11-track album The Real You right here before it is released this Friday, March 25 via Zippah Records.
The album has a consistent theme held together by frontman's Joey Chehade's strong and booming voice. It can switch from the hard, gritty and fast tracks like the title track "The Real You" the longing, slow ballads like "Everest" and "Ladders," which touch on the long journeys that love can take you on.
The album draws influence from the modern rock one might expect, but also some 80s disco and Red Hot Chili Pepper flecked guitar in "Spark."
"The Real You is the debut album from The Life Electric under Zippah Records," says the band to Music Times in an email. "It's a collaboration with producer Brian Charles that resulted in smartly written songs that blends out uplifting, modern rock with a heavy dose of 80's keyboards."
The album starts fast and then dips into the slower track before picking back up with the proggy, 1980s influence towards the end on "Thinking Cup" and "Perfect Soul." This eventually ends with the epic grand finale "A Ghost" where the whole band gets involved on vocals but with a softer touch this time.
This is the first album from The Life Electric since their 2012 self-titled debut. This was followed up by their Calico EP in 2013, which allowed them to go on tour with artists like Neon Trees, but have since gone quiet with releases.
They now have a brand new album coming on Friday. Stream the LP exclusively below.