Review – Courage My Love

Album: Spectra
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Genre: Pop

Alternative Indie-Pop trio Courage My Love are back with their latest album Spectra — their first release in three years.

Twin sisters Mercedes and Phoenix Arn-Horn have been making music for as long as they can remember. When they were joined by bassist Brandon Lockwood, they became Courage My Love. Their debut album came in 2011, titled For Now and they’ve been putting out a steady stream of music ever since. Spectra comes as the first album released since 2017’s Synesthesia.

From start to finish, Spectra is full of energy and emotion. From the opener “Teenagers” you should already be dancing. The Arn-Horn sisters have cultivated relatable lyrics surrounding love, loss, and looking back. Whether they’re proclaiming girls just wanna be loved on the dancey, 80s inspired “Girls” or tackling the anxiety surrounding growing up on “Everybody’s Lonely” they don’t miss a beat, musically or lyrically.

Fused with The 1975 meets Haim-energy, this album gives us hits of nostalgia, making you want to sing from the top of your lungs. Both Mercedes’s & Phoenix’s voices are as powerful as ever, moving between mellow and mighty at just the right times. With soulful synths and delicious indie-pop melodies, they’ve brought their fans a captivating collection of songs that was well worth the three-year wait.

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