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Corrella - Album Review: Road From 26

25 May 2023 // A review by Kerry MB

Auckland 7-piece band, Corrella are back and this time they’ve bought with them their brand new album, Road From 26.

The 9 track album is quite simply, a stunner.

Already seasoned at their craft, their passion and talent for summery Reggae, RnB, Roots tunes and great vibes are evident. Not ones to shy away from beautiful harmony and melody either, Road From 26 has this aplenty.

If you’re a fan of L.A.B and Six60, then you might have an idea of what to expect, but don’t let the larger than life legends of Kiwi music sway your musical judgment. Corrella are uniquely their own and have their own flavour to share. They execute it beautifully and from start to finish, it’s a great journey to listen to.

Starting off with upcoming single, Whiskey- a super catchy and soulful tune that instantly turns bad moods into good times. Lyrically, I love how literal it is. Sometimes some of the best songs are just simply that. No second guessing here.

Merging further in, tracks like Skankin’ (their previously released single) are just as sweet. There is something about a simplistic groove that just resonates with wanting to move your body.

Lead vocalist, Rebecca Brady’s vocals on Little Circles are just divine. Also one of their earlier released singles, it never ceases to amaze me how much heart and soul is in her voice.

Finishing off such a strong album is never easy when deciding what to put as the last track and they’ve hit the nail on the head without taking anything away from such a solid musicianship.

Promise is such a simply yet great tune that fits well nestled in at the end. Lead singer, Pipiwharauroa Campbell has great range and melody.

A beautiful, well-rounded album with so much hidden gems. Uncover all there is by giving this a few listens in a row and follow it up with seeing them live when you can.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Corrella

Quickly making a name for themselves with their sun-soaked reggae-inspired sound, Corrella are fast becoming a new favourite on the Aotearoa music scene. Their single Blue Eyed M?ori is the sleeper hit of 2023, and the band are set to continue that momentum with new single Lady Divine.

Named for the naval-base where the band met, Corrella’s first release, their self-titled EP was released in 2021, announcing their arrival on the reggae-music scene. They wasted no time following up with a series on singles through 2022, including the track Raumati, which was featured as part of the Waiata Anthems 2022 series.

Skankin', the first single from their album, announced their arrival to the wider music scene, making an impact on New Zealand radio. May saw the release of their debut full-length album, Road From 26. The album is a powerful, modern & outright vibe which takes the listener on a journey from Corrella’s past to present. With their signature feel-good roots-reggae, the album sees them incorporating funk, soul & pop-rock sounds throughout.

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Releases

Road From 26
Year: 2023
Type: Album

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