Album Review: The Marquee – White Room
Edmonton based band The Marquee is likely running on the high of releasing their first full length album “White Room”. There’s little room for negativity on this album as it is mainly packed with good, old fashioned optimism. It helps the band was able to focus solely on writing and recording the album in a two-month span in the outskirts of L.A. The Marquee’s sheer happiness of experiencing a new city and completing their first album are hard to miss.
The melodies are bouncy and poppy, definitely appealing to the dancers out there or anyone who needs a bit of a pick-me-up. Though they bounce between genres, they’re leaning slightly more to the pop side with hints of indie rock in the melodies. If this style doesn’t appeal to you, then “White Room” likely isn’t for you.
But, the album is an effortless listen, overall holding a feel-good theme, minus a couple love-sick, slower songs. The light and airiness qualities make it a great option before an indie show or a hangout on a warm summer night with friends.
Alternating vocals with a female singer was a bit of a surprise, but she compliments the lead singer’s vocals well. However, either one could easily carry on by themselves and don’t necessarily need the additional vocal support. Overall, there’s no doubt they immediately meshed well to produce a smooth, polished product.
Review by: Cheryl Stornelli