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Napoleon Baby - Single Review: (Jessica) To Barcelona

07 May 2023 // A review by Kerry MB

Napoleon Baby is a one man musician creating timeless but solid art in the form of their debut single, (Jessica) To Barcelona from their forthcoming debut album.

Upon first listen, there are a few things this single remind me of personally; The Doors meet The Beatles with a generous helping of The Beach Boys. More specifically, if Jim Morrison combined his poetry with the jangly, yet clean early sound of The Beach Boys and The Beatles melody, you get a pretty cool medley happening.

To my ears, all three are extremely complimentary to one another, but doesn’t take away from the originality of Napoleon Baby and their craft.

As the first verse picks up speed, venturing a toe into the chorus, there is a succinct flow to the melody. Lyrically, this is where Napoleon Baby also shines. A song about ‘playing songs about living in a different reality far away from the world.’ Is acutely interesting for the fact that it adds a layer of mystery, forcing the listener to really listen closely.

It seems, Napoleon Baby has set out what they wanted to achieve. A pleasing and well executed piece of art, riddled with intent and talent.

I look forward to seeing their debut album drop and their journey ahead.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Napoleon Baby

Napoleon Baby is a song writing concoction of Antipodean and European inspired life. Presently residing in Tamaki Makaurau, playing songs about living in a different reality far away from the world. Influenced by from Nina Simone - Television, Edith Piaf - Queens of the Stone Age, Napoleon Baby will be playing shows across NZ and Australia in 2023. Their debut album to be released later in 2023, with two more singles and accompanying music videos in May and June 2023.




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