On The Pulse of Nightlife
Do you hear that? That sizzle is the sound of Deluka’s debut album hot off the press! You Are the Night is chock-full of rambunctious indie hooks and electro grooves that will keep the party going well into the night. Just be sure to keep a fire extinguisher close by.
This album has more hooks than a fishing boat. Each verse, chorus, and bridge was carefully crafted to squeeze the most appeal out of every note. The feel of the album ranges from dream-like to down and dirty. Ellie Innocenti’s vocals are stellar in their own right with beautiful vibrato and attitude. At times they are electronically manipulated like rapid-fire robot speak that compliment the electro-sound well. The three elements of electronic synths/keys, stinging guitar, and heavy drums and bass combine to make a powerful sound behind Ellie’s seductive vocals. The synths are polished and prominent in the album. The sound ranges from NIN-style saw tones to 80s hip hop sounds. The fuzzy overdriven guitar work pierces through the speakers and makes you want to grit your teeth and bob your head. Tom-intensive, pounding drums and driving bass lines provide a solid framework for the melodies to soar.
“OMFG” leads off the album with a heavy driving beat and super catchy chorus. Ellie lets out her inner diva to a catchy guitar riff in “Snapshot” with the lyrics “Everybody’s lookin’ at me.” “Come Back to Me” projects longing and a dream-like state as in the stand out “Cascade,” which sounds like it could have been written by U2. Deluka conveys that first-time excitement of big city nightlife in “Capital City.” It has an epic jam out at the end, which is a fitting end to the album.
Musical elements chemically combine on You Are the Night and explode like fireworks over a city skyline. Deluka’s electro-pop debut will keep you burning the midnight oil at the club so you can burn up the dance floor.