Softengine’s debut album “We Created the World” has been hotly anticipated all across Europe, as its first three singles have already received stellar reviews. Well finally the wait is over! Today Softengine present their first album and after giving the new LP a listen, I promise you it’s been worth the wait. As promised, hints of pop and dance music help make all of the 11 guitar heavy songs unique and they prove Softengine aren’t your average skinny-jeaned Nordic rock band!
The opening tracks “Our New Age” and “Broken Reflection” introduce the album perfectly. Splashes of EDM, mirrored in their latest single “The Sirens”, soften the intensity of the bass-filled first track. The variety in instruments on the second track foreshadows the blend of darkness and bounciness we hear on the album. Familiar tracks such as their Eurovision entry “Something Better” and successful follow up release “Yellow House” break down the guitar riffs and give us the opportunity to sing along like we’re on the Eurovision stage.
While “What if I?” displays a darker side to the band, it gives Topi the chance to show off his emotional side and vocal talents. “Phone Call From Unknown” and “Narcissus” are quite the contrary, they are the light hearted tracks of the album filled with piano pop-rock written for an ultimate “dance like no-one’s watching” session. The closing track “Our Life, Our Love” is the finale the album had been building up to for all ten tracks. The heaviness of the drum and bass along with the passionate vocals leave a lasting impact on the listener, even hours after the album’s finished!
To conclude, everyone must buy the album. It’s hands-down the best release from the Eurovision Class of 2014 since the competition in May. Whether the “softies” featured on “We Created the World” or not, they’ll feel a part of this timeless offering. We love it!