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‘Are We There But?’ – Rick Astley – Speak About Pop Music

‘Are We There But?’ – Rick Astley – Speak About Pop Music


Rick Astley – “Are We There But?”

It’s been 36 years since his debut album and 5 years since his final, however Rick Astley is again with a brand new assortment of self-penned, self-produced tunes, and he’s on a mission to show that he’s by no means gonna cease giving up what he loves!

Following his comeback in 2016 with “50”, Rick served up an outstanding assortment along with his 2018 album “Stunning Life” together with the catchy title monitor and excellent tunes reminiscent of “Attempt”. Now with two lead singles to moist our appetites with already, Rick is able to launch “Are We There But?”. And that is the way it sounds…

Letting Go

Rick retains up his Nation odyssey with this guitar-down tempo quantity the place he actually chills out to the max! ⭐⭐⭐

Golden Hour

Gritty, sincere Rick goes Gospel for this heartfelt quantity as we go deeper into Nashville territory with out the airplane ticket. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Shut (Your Sneakers)

Darkish brouding beats greet this tune because the sounds of the Nevada outback could be heard and skilled with this beautiful love tune. ⭐⭐⭐

Excessive Sufficient

This monitor has a film-like high quality to it. Rick does Bond…? Excellent laid-back monitor. Rick reaches excessive sufficient at each flip. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Perpetually And Extra

60’s model tune, suppose Duffy/early Tina, Rick strays into R&B territory. Catchy refrain. 60’s stylish and panache. ⭐⭐⭐

Driving Me Loopy

Rick takes it down a notch as soon as extra for a guitar-backed ballad. Ode to his woman that she nonetheless drives him loopy. ⭐⭐⭐

Maria Love

Extra 60’s sounds as we’re very a lot within the R&B groove. Excellent percussion accompanies this vigorous monitor. ⭐⭐⭐

Take Me Again To Your Place

Oooh nice opening! One other “Excessive Sufficient”, cinematic sounding tune. Sounds of piano, New Orleans bar music. Rick explores new notes for his excellent vocal. ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Rick strips it again once more with little instrumentation. Extra bar music. Gospel choir. Rick is aware of the way you’re feeling on a waterfall. ⭐⭐⭐

Blue Sky

Rick wraps issues up with a piano ballad as he heads into the blue sky. Darkish and menacing tones and vocals. Rick is classy right here. Few phrases however sufficient stated. ⭐⭐⭐

Effectively, Rick delivers one thing very totally different to what has gone earlier than. Extra mellow, mature and relaxed with what he writes and performs. It is a nice album filled with heartfelt phrases and effectively thoughtout manufacturing and execution. Rick takes his music and voice to larger depths and excels on all ranges, proving he’s the person of the second nonetheless.

The cinema-esque songs actually maintain this factor along with nice potential for singles to return whereas tracks like “By no means Gonna Cease” and “Take Me Again To Your Place” are simply excellent in high quality and scope to maintain Rick’s bar excessive to be equalled or crushed subsequent time. Marvel if he’ll find yourself taking part in in these Mid-West or ‘down South’ bars? This album ought to play effectively to an American viewers. Rick’s journey has been an eventful one and it’s not over but. He’s solely simply setting out on this roadtrip.

Rick Astley are we there yet

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