By: Remington Fioraso
Album: Black to Gold
Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/black-to-gold/id963397175
Genre: Synth Rock
Release Date: March 30, 2015
Dear Rouge is a synth rock artist from Vancouver, BC. Formed in 2012, the group consists of husband and wife Drew and Danielle McTaggart. The duo released their first and second releases that year – two EP’s entitled “Heads Up! Watch Out!” and “Kids Wanna Know.” On March 30, 2015, Dear Rouge released their first full-length release called “Black to Gold.” The album contains eleven tracks including the singles “I Heard I Had,” “Best Look Lately,” and “Black to Gold.”
I really enjoyed listening to the record. vocals and instrumentals go together well. The album has a Metric kind of vibe to it, yet maintains its own sound to it. Black to Gold is quite addicting and tracks can easily be put on repeat. The tracks standing out the most on the release for me were “Best Look Lately,” “Kids Wanna Know,” and “I Heard I Had.” It is a solid listen and I definitely cannot wait to hear more from the group.
I recommend listening to the singles “I Heard I Had” and “Black to Gold” to get a ‘taste’ of the album. If you enjoy them, Black to Gold by Dear Rouge is definitely worth picking up via iTunes or on physical CD.
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!