New Music Review: LOUISE AUBRIE ‘Antonio’

Indie Rock/Pop artist Louise Aubrie debuts her fifth album Antonio from her own label, Carrot Bone Records.

RATING: 8.5 / 10 Stars

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

REVIEW – The 10 track album begins with opener “Ours” with layers on beautiful instrumentation showcasing Aubrie’s engaging harmonies. The follow up song “Bang” is an earnest faster paced pop rock gem with killer drums and guitar hooks. “Home” opens with bouncy guitars over rolling drums to a steady beat. “Told” begins with shredding guitars and takes on a slow approach drawing the listener in. “Hard” features sublime horns diving into a head bopping beat. “Take” is a transcending adventure of soaring guitar riffs and Aubrie’s compelling vocals. The album closes with “Lies” delving into the deceit of an affair.

The great concept of this album is having all the songs only contain one word for their title. Each title describes exactly what the song is about. Fans of Blondie, The Pretenders, The Killers, Morrissey, PJ Harvey will see the influences and appreciate the talens of Aubre. For anyone who loves pop/rock, this album is must go to.

Aubrie recruited the talents of her mentor Boz Boorer (Morrissey’s MD/co-writer). Recorded at Studio 55 and RFL Studios in London, ‘Antonio’ features Frank Horovitch on guitars, Boz Boorer on guitars, keys and percussion, Andy Woodard on drums and bass, and Roger Joseph Manning Jr on guest keys. It is produced by Andy Woodard, mixed by Ken Sluiter and mastered by Dave Collins in Los Angeles, CA.

Louise Aubrie elaborates on the new album’s unique inspiration:

The title is inspired by a line from the Jacques Brel song ‘La Chanson De Jacky’: “Même si on m’appelle Antonio” – “My name would be Antonio”. It’s a brilliant fantastical song about fame being fleeting, and imagining how life might be in the future: being washed up, reflecting on the glory days!! Marc Almond did a brilliant cover of it – one of my favourite songs – and I created a vision of who Antonio might be: an aging European lothario going round the clubs.  A lot of the songs were inspired by that image – I don’t know anyone called Antonio in the real world! 

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