Just months after their recent EP release, Belle Histoire has dropped their full-length alum, Dreamers, on iTunes. The 11-track album is available through InVogue Records.
Belle Histoire wasted no time putting together a kick-butt full-length album, just 5 months after their EP I Can Tell. Despite the seeming rushedness of the new release, BH has blown us away with 11 lively tracks, starting with the breathtaking “Don’t Run Away.” The young Jane Smith is the lead vocalist and her light and airy singing subtly amazes you as she dance around high notes.
The second track, “Everyday” dips into a semi-country genre; the instrumentals are kinda twangy, matching the slight drawl in the vocals. The upper vocal range heard in “Keep Your Heart” emphasizes the beauty in the guitars, bass, and drums, as well as the depth of the lyrics. On the other hand, Smith’s lower register is heard in “See You Again”; her gentle growl fits the edgy guitars.
The dramatic “We’ll Never Learn” was given a lyric video treatment, seen below:
Belle Histoire proves to be the masters of ballads with “Do You Love Me;” the semi-acoustic song is basically a 4 and a half-minute dream sequence. Unlike it’s precedent, “My Dear” is a fast-paced mouthful with Smith practically rapping and the guitars and drums creating a fun, almost dance-y, beat.
Finally is the ballad, “Home.” The slow song is comparable to Taylor Swift’s recent hit “Safe and Sound,” especially in tempo and instrumentals. It’s a beautiful way to end the wonderfully crafted full-length.
Belle Histoire has always been amazing, but with each release they seem to one-up themselves. Dreamers is no different; the band has blossomed into a force to be reckoned with on the indie scene.
Make sure to pick up Dreamers on iTunes!