Minor 7th has reviewed Azalea’s Gypsy’s Moonlight Motel.
Azalea’s super power is their vocals – Mia’s honey sweet soprano and Benjamin’s warm tenor blend perfectly on original songs brimming with hope and love. Their appealing mystical-Americana-meets-pop sound is layered with lots of dynamics from strummed acoustic guitar, percussion, keyboard and more that can swell to a crescendo and then fall to a near whisper, all in one song. It’s even more remarkable when you know that they played all the instruments. “I See the Church” uses vivid images to offer a spiritual message. They sing of perfect love in “Desert Moon.” “Reflections” features a sparkling mandolin against a gentle piano. “Moon’s White Light” is a compelling track that starts with big rock chords and wailing vocals that quickly falls to a calmer feel, then crescendos again and again. © Jamie Anderson