Long Time, No See
Tina Dico has been playing music and moving audiences in Europe for a while now, and with her latest US release, Welcome Back Colour, she features her best radio hits as well as new songs and an bonus CD of acoustic tracks. There’s a lot to love about this Danish diva and her 27-song compilation.
Tina is blessed with a graceful voice and a warm, thoughtful heart. Her songs glimmer with the sheen of a coat of sugar. Her voice will blow you away while her lyrics make you think and feel with her sensual R&B voice including an almost yodeling quality in her vibrato. Tina is the queen of hitting emotional high notes and coming back down and dirty. She blends country harmonies with alternative rock vocals and folky lyrics that are deep and thoughtful, with emotion pouring out through the hole in her heart.
Most of the tracks feature a guitar or piano with stringed accompaniment. She hits dischordal high notes and has a few tracks with male vocal harmonies in addition to some songs with sultry and playful using a vocal fry technique for low, sexy vocal tones. Half of Welcome Back Colour (Welcome Up) features her radio hits and new tracks. It is more upbeat with drums and electric guitar. These adult contemporary pop hits are well produced, catchy, and will have you singing along.
Title track “Welcome Back Colour” is a tune with a catchy groove that has been a hit on Danish radio. “Paper Thin” is a cool, minor key song that has good harmonies and a catchy chorus about flying. The stand out track is “Warm Sand,” with its dissonant piano riff that creates a spooky atmosphere with dramatic choral changes and excellent harmonies. Catchy and soothing, “One” also has a nice low harmony vocal line under the main vocal “one is all you need to move you… one word.” The other half of the album (Welcome Down) features stripped-down acoustic songs and leaves the listener wanting more.
Tina looks out a window with someone on her mind as she sings “Room With A View.” The high falsetto note she hits will take you away. The thought-provoking lyrics of “The City/London” are “You don’t change the city, the city changes you.” Tina gets her male bashing out with “Strong Man,” which takes a serious tone. It speaks of abuse and a lonely man that needs a female bridge.
Tina Dico’s song writing skills shine on Welcome Back Colour as she paints a picture with her words and music that is sure to move US audiences as much as she has in Denmark and England.