"I knew this was a special batch of songs, nestled in the sweet spot between wistfulness and joy." - Bartlett, album co-producer
Between wistfulness and joy...Sounds like an album made for the turning leaves, the ebbing summer sun, and the crisp nudge of fall, right? Though, I am by no means saying you'll be sick of this album by the time winter arrives.
Chop Chop is the sixth album released by the Irish trio and is hailed across music blogs as their most triumphant (though there are always the harsh critics). Relying largely on piano, bass, and drums, and a blend of lyrics ranging from heart-achingly sincere to lighthearted observation, Chop Chop's stripped-down sound simultaneously captures Bell X1's character and advances it. It's the kind of exercise in beautifully restrained maturity that Miley Cyrus could really take a lesson from these days.