The latest album from DaeMarcus, ‘Take It Back’, is a stunning and immersive work of art that showcases the artist’s talent for creating atmospheric and dream-pop music. Drawing influences from post and lo-fi genres, DaeMarcus has crafted a mellow and introspective pop album that explores complex emotions and experiences through its lush instrumentation and ethereal soundscapes.
A worthy tribute to Alternative Indie Pop
From the very first track, “Moving Out,” the listener is transported into Adam Araujo’s world, where introspection and self-discovery are the norms. The track starts with a melodic pad that is soon joined by atmospheric VSTi sounds and lush instrumentation. DaeMarcus’s vocals are soft and tender, creating a dreamy ambience that is perfect for the album’s mood.
Throughout the roughly 44 minutes long album, DaeMarcus explores a variety of themes, including love, loss, and personal growth. The pumping rhythm of the track “Bleed” is haunting and iconic at the same time. The instrumentation is sparse, consisting mainly of a simple piano melody and a steady bassline, reinforced by layers of guitar harmonies. The South Coast Massachusetts-based artist’s vocals are emotive, conveying the pain and sadness of the lyrics perfectly.
“Live or Die” is another standout track that showcases DaeMarcus’s talent for crafting memorable melodies and immersive soundscapes. DaeMarcus’s vocals are soft and vulnerable throughout most of the album, never really taking the center stage for too long, conveying the complex emotions of his melancholic music. After his 2022 debut Trials & Errors, the new album is a welcome addition to the producer’s discography.
DaeMarcus presents a promise to take it back
The album’s title track, “Take It Back,” makes creative use of samples. It is a powerful ballad that encourages the listener to take control of their life and embrace change. The instrumentation is articulate and hints at the musician’s command over his creative expression. Also featuring a soaring guitar solo and a variety of VSTi sounds including a gorgeous cello, the sound is reminiscent of bands like Death Cab for Cutie and Cigarettes After Sex. DaeMarcus has successfully created a brilliant piece of art that contributes further to the niche indie alt-pop library. The production quality of ‘Take It Back’ is reminiscent of indie mixes, giving the album a unique charm that sets it apart from other contemporary pop albums.
This album would be perfect for fans of TV series like “DARK” which also draws inspiration from the sci-fi fantasy genre and features experimental ambient soundscapes. Additionally, it would fit well into movies like “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” which explores complex themes of love, loss, and personal growth through its dreamy and introspective soundtrack.
In conclusion, ‘Take It Back‘ by DaeMarcus is a must-listen for anyone who loves ambient pop music that explores unique sounds and delves into themes of love, loss, and personal growth. From start to finish, this album is a powerful testament to the transformative power of music and a reflection of DaeMarcus’s talent as a singer-songwriter.