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A Colorful New Album From Miss Cantaloupe

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

A fresh release from Miss Cantaloupe and brings out a colorful and breezy soundscape that bears elements of jazz, funk, and even lounge with that contemporary pop overtone that keeps things incredibly fun. Vocal hooks are strong enough to stick in your head for hours after the song has ended and the track comes through with a very lush set of instrumentation.

"Cocoon" is endlessly fun and definitely has a Groove heavy enough to make you get on your feet and start dancing around the living room, but that melody is really what gets you.

This track has a lot of heart behind it, and you can tell that everyone involved had a great time laying this down to the point where it almost feels like it's a live recording because it's like the players are feeding off of each other's energies the entire time which is a rarity these days to hear on a record.

But again, there is that jazz element that's very heavy-handed throughout the track so perhaps they did track this live on the floor at some point.

Either way, this is really what makes you want to see the whole thing live because the energy is so great on the record that in a live setting, it's got to be stellar.

One of the things I liked about this song is its character because it's that persona that carries the song so well and gives you a feel for her personality as a singer and as a person.

The track also has a great blend of youthful vigor, but a great maturity and songwriting as well that again, sticks to that colorful tonality so that you can bounce around and bop with the song.

The track hits this subtle dynamic balance of textures because of the instruments throughout its course and it's something that lets the track be very infectious.

Now, "Cocoon" is the very first track of their new album release Lemon Bops & Melon Drops and there's plenty more of this approach throughout the records playthrough.

The further in you listen to this album, the more in depth it gets in the more layers can be peeled back along with a few surprises around the corners that really are refreshing.

You get an even bigger feel for the entire band's presence and how they flow together almost naturally.

There are tracks on this record that stand out as singles for sure, but I do suggest listening to the album from start to finish this way you can soak it in the way it was meant to be.

There are times when I feel like this record is like a concept album in a way because the songs do have a way of interconnecting with each other and there's even an interlude towards the center of the record.

Another cool thing about this release is its honesty and that's something that you notice as you go through the album and catch on to some of the lyrics.

This is also kind of an escape in a way.

You get to step away from your reality for a little bit and step into this vivacious indie-pop and jazz-riddled world for a bit and that is something relieving and also something that I've missed in music for quite some time.

This is part of what makes the record a little bit fantastical and brings that brightness to a little bit of a new level without pushing the envelope too far.

This whole album was incredibly fun and the reason we brought up "Cocoon" first is simply because if you listen to that track and you really love it, which I'm sure you will, then the whole rest of the album is going to do nothing but please you.

This record is an outstanding time, and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for anything else that Miss Cantaloupe releases in the future.

Take a deep dive into this record when you get a chance and go for the whole thing because it's way more fun listening to it from beginning to end.

Remember where you heard it first.

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