ARTIST:

IDENTITY

(FRANCE)
TITLE:

DREAM ON

(2021)
LABEL:

AUTRE LABEL

GENRE:

ROCK

TAGS:
Bluesy, Female vocals, Folk, Intimist, Melancholic, Old School
"With "Dream On", Identity invites us to travel in a 70's pop/rock while keeping a modern touch."
ADRIANSTORK (12.05.2022)  
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Identity is a french combo who released their second album, "Dream On". Composed of Vanessa Di Mauro (vocals), Fabrice Dutour and Steve Marsala (both on guitar), Dan Nambotin (bass) and Thomas Dupré (drums) on the rhythm section, The band takes us on a journey to England but also to the USA, with many references to Anglo-Saxon pop and US rock

Vanessa Di Mauro's voice, sometimes close to an Alanis Morrissette, proves to be bewitching, really inviting to listen to the soundscapes she draws with a subtle and always appropriate touch (beautiful muffled voice approach on the magnetic 'Animal' on which the guitar playing is muscular). The guitarists are not left out but they know how to soften up like on the folk ballad 'Leaving You Behind' or on the bluesy 'The Touch Of Your Hand'.

If the album doesn't revolutionize rock music, it stands out by its endearing formula and is very pleasant to listen to, like the eponymous opening or 'Sleepless Nights' whose explosive choruses balance the false quietude of the verses. Some tracks could have been left aside such as 'Even Your Silences', curiously too predictable, or 'All Roads Lead To Rome' which remains rather wise, even timid. On the other hand, the band distinguishes itself with the incredible 'The Talk Of The Town', which could become a radio hit, thanks to the vocal commitment of the singer, the heavy bass, the efficient drums and the melodic work of the guitarists.

"Dream On" invites us to travel between England and USA in the 70's while keeping a touch of modernity and varying the genres. The contribution of the voice of the singer brings a lot of grace to this album and the formula with two guitarists brings all the heaviness necessary to such a cocktail of power and beauty.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Dream On
02. Animal
03. No Place I’d rather Be
04. Even your Silences
05. The Touch of your Hand
06. Leaving You Behind
07. The Talk Of The Town
08. Sleepless Nights (Home)
09. Indian Summer
10. Your Shadow
11. All Roads Lead to Rome

LINEUP:
Dan Nambotin: Basse
Fabrice Dutour: Guitares
Steve Marsala: Guitares
Thomas Dupré: Batterie
Vanessa Di Mauro: Chant
   
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