LILYGUN STRENGTH & GRACE, ALBUM, 2017.
LILYGUN, are a rock band formed around front woman Anna-Christina hailing from London, UK.
LILYGUN, Album line up.
ANNA-CHRISTINA - VOCALS, GUITAR, PIANO, BASS, STRINGS.
BELLE STAR - DRUMS.
AARON JOHN - GUITARS.
DAVID RYDER PRANGLEY - GUITARS.
ADIE HARDY - BASS, GUITARS.
1. INSIDE: - A pulsating beat opens the track as a deep throbbing bass follows, Anna-Christina comes in with some lovely ethereal vocals. This is a very atmospheric and trance like number full of little gems of various sounds. The track comes more alive with a catchy chorus that adds brightness to the proceedings. The number grabs your mind and soul cloaking it with a mellow wave of sound and lovely arrangements as it swoons and sways in and out of different tones and shades.
RUNNING TIME: - 4.30 MINS.
2. OUT OF YOURSELF: - Opening with just the delicate soft vocals of Anna-Christina which are very soothing as she draws you into the number as a spacey sound comes into play followed by humming strings. There seems to be a lot of sadness in the over all feel at this stage. The track then goes into a steady beat and ignites with some lovely guitar work and Belle's drum beat. A warming glow oozes from every pore of this mixed track, that has been beautifully arranged around Anna-Christina's classy vocals. A deep feeling number full of ambience.
RUNNING TIME: - 4.16 MINS
3. FREE INSTEAD: - This is a more uptoned number with a funky, groovy beat, mellow in places and a stroger rocking groove in others. Anna-Christina is on fine form with her wonderful, effective vocals. Great rocking guitar riffs and solos in this number that gives the track a dose of super energy, whist Belle's drumming taps out a great solid backbone beat. A number full of little gems of brilliance.
RUNNING TIME: - 4.00 MINS.
4. BRAVEFACE: - From the onset we have a soft piano along side Anna-Christina's vocals and a nice deep bass, as a solid tempo starts to develop. Great piano work really adds essence to the number along side some soft strings. This is another track full of deep feeling and emotion and is soothing and relaxing. There is a slight jazzy edge in places and the far out guitar vibes all add that extra touch. A softish number that has been carefully arranged and delivered to full effect for your enjoyment.
RUNNING TIME: - 4.04 MINS.
5. UNDER YOUR SKIN: - We are back and delving into a very delicate mode as we open with Anna-Christina's soothing vocals along side a soft background sound. This is a very nice number that sinks slowly into your system. The track explodes with some octane fuelled energy as fuzzy, soaring guitars come into play together with some deep bass lines and Belle's powerful drumming, a strong section before the track floats down and settles back for a soft ending.
RUNNING TIME: - 2.58 MINS.
6. THE DARKNESS FADES: - Another atmospheric number with super piano notes, soft rumbling bass lines and lots of delicate vibes and auras. Anna-Christina's crystal clear vocals shine like a diamond. Great arrangements on this low key track that has a wonderful essence to it, excellent meaningful song delivered with great subtlety. Haunting at times
RUNNING TIME - 3.38 MINS.
7. WHAT GOES AROUND: - Right here we go with a more rockier number that has a great groove. Anna-Christina produces a much stronger vocal style here along with great stabbing guitars and Belle on fine form with a great drum beat. The track has a super, catchy, commercial style chorus that is delightful. Lovely stuff with a chunky vibes and different little avenues to discover.
RUNNING TIME: - 3.32 MINS.
8. MIND & SOUL: - We begin with some lovely acoustic guitar work as Anna-Christina comes in with some breathtaking fragile vocals that delve deep into your soul and stir up a great feeling within. This is a beautiful song that oozes love and is full of meaningful and emotional vibes. Let this number waft over you and sink into your very being, it may even bring a little tear to the corner of your eye. A highly emotional offering indeed and it is absolutely stunning.
RUNNING TIME: - 3.32 MINS.
What we have here with LILYGUNS latest offering is an album of pure chilling out delight, if you are looking for something to headbang to, then this album is not for you (although there are some outburts of more rockier interludes) this is an album to put on the earphones and sit down and relax to. Well crafted and arranged and so different to what they have produced before. Anna-Christina with hell a lot of talent and a great song writer to be admired and listened to. This album is a breathe of fresh air and so different to the norm, highly enjoyable, one for the purists and fans of the softer side of the rock genre. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED... 9/10
Photos courtesy of Adie Hardy