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Melbourne band City Calm Down’s latest record, Echoes In Blue, is a deeply emotional record which explores the myth of the ‘work/life balance’ in our current society.

Immediately the listener is greeted with a deep lyrical offering which continues throughout. Jack Bourke’s dreamy vocal performance delivers these lyrics in such a way that you cannot help but be drawn in.

Layered below the vocal performance are a bunch of subtly 80s pop beats and soft synths that complement and heighten the overall feel of the album.

As the listener progresses through the record though the tracks can begin to become a touch receptive and one note as similar beats and elements are employed.

★★★