Myzica: Love & Desire
For Myzica to be a Tennessee born duo, none of their music sounds stereotypically “southern.” There are no country ballads on Love & Desire. The album is more of a collection of synthy pop.
I don’t say that is a bad thing. Though a lot of the tracks are bubble gummy and not particularly memorable, I think what they’ve done with Love & Desire is pique our interest.
This is an album that deserves two, maybe three listens before critiquing it. One listen might make you write it off as simply another pop album. But what the additional listens allow you to do is appreciate the pair’s writing ability.
One such song that comes to mind is “Believer.” It takes uses religion as an allegory for love, and it does so in a really intelligent way.
Myzica also covers the classic, Drive, with a sweet pop take on the 80s hit. It’s a nice homage to 80s pop.
I would have loved to hear more what they were capable of vocally. But besides that, and the aforementioned typical pop sound, I enjoyed Love & Desire.
Must Listens: “Ready to Go” & “Believer”