Album Review: The Aces - When My Heart Felt Volcanic
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After defining their signature sound,
fiercely talented four-piece The Aces release their ambitious debut album.
The Utah-based alt-pop quartet made up of vocalist and guitarist Cristal, her sister Alisa on drums, guitarist Katie and bassist McKenna, first began performing together almost a decade ago. The girls have been playing casually together since the age of 10, under the name The Blue Aces. Now, still in their early twenties, The Aces have refined their sweet, sparkling sound to produce their flirtatious 13-track debut album, When My Heart Felt Volcanic.
in them / And just like that, just like that / There's nothing left of you”. The latter half of the album showcases Cristal's wide vocal range and softer, more vulnerable tone. The closing track 'Waiting For You' is a mellow, velvety homage to the heartbreak hangover and closes the album like a warm, comforting hug after the night before.
Despite distinct influences in The Aces’ sound, When My Heart Felt Volcanic feels everlasting in its production. The maturity of this debut album is nourishing, heart-healing and cathartic, with lyrics crafted for a long, hot summer of sunshine and love.
When My Heart Felt Volcanic is out now via Red Bull Records.
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